Nicholas Bodley wrote:

> (Does Korean consist of alphabetic logograms? I think both terms are
> somewhat wrong.)


Accounts of elementary Korean education suggest that the kids aren't
taught the individual letters, but are taught to read the syllable
blocks, and after a few months are expected to see the patterns of the
letters on their own.

So the syllable blocks could be considered "alphabetic syllabograms," if
there were any reason for doing so.

These days, Koreans are said not to know any hanja (Chinese characters)
besides the one(s) for their own name.
Peter T. Daniels grammatim@...