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Tue Oct 4, 2016

William O'Grady: Two Talks—Hangeul, and Saving Jejueo


Location: Hesburgh Center Auditorium

O Grady

A reception will follow the event

What Makes Hangeul Great
Hangeul (한글), the uniquely Korean writing system promulgated by King Sejong the Great in 1446, is often described as the world’s best orthography. This may very well be true, but not for the reasons that are often given. Contrary to the widespread view, hangeul is not simple and it cannot be mastered in a day, a week, or even a year. This presentation will examine the origin of hangeul, how it has changed over time, and how it works. The goal is to prepare the audience for Hangeul Day (October 9) by helping them understand why the Korean writing system is the greatest orthography in history and an accomplishment of which all Koreans should be proud.…

Sun Oct 9, 2016

Celebrating Korean Alphabet Day


Location: LaFortune 1F McNeil Room

Korean Alphabet, Hanheul (the great writing) is the world's most scientific writing system.

    Join us to celebrate the 580th Birthday of Hanguel.