--- In qalam@yahoogroups.com, Andrew Dunbar <hippietrail@...> wrote:
> --- Patrick Chew <patchew@...> wrote:
> I was taught hangul in Mexico and Guatemala by a
> Korean
> backpacker. She taught me the alphabet in order.
> First the consonants and then the vowels. Then she
> showed me how to arrange them into a square.
> She made no mention of syllabaries and showed me no
> syllable charts.

I can't say that I have any personal experience of Hangul as a
syllabary. I did read an article about the effect of having symbols
arranged in a square vs linear pattern but it made no particular
sense to me. I am not tring to classify Hangul or any script for
that matter but just try to provide that a class exists for each
script type.

On the other hand my Tamil student did bring his syllabary,
handwritten on lined paper, to school to show me how he learned to