Nicholas Bodley wrote:
> On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 01:27:34 -0400, Young-Key Kim-Renaud
> <kimrenau@...> wrote:

> > The Korean alphabet is really easy to learn. It is worth investing half
> > a day of your life to learning it, especially if you are interested in
> > the typology of writing systems.
> Easy, indeed, and very likely easier that the Japanese kanas.
> I'm so glad that someone as articulate and well-informed as you calls it
> an alphabet; I'll feel free to do so, from here on! (Don't worry: I do
> understand, basically, how Han'gul is formed.)
> Your clear and interesting messages have been very welcome; they're much
> appreciated.

Of course it's an alphabet! It's _also_ syllabically organized, and,
uniquely outside shorthands and phonetic transcription schemes, it's
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...