Understanding Korea materials - Hangeul: 4.2 Changes of Letters
Hangeul: 4. Changes of Hangeul > 2) Changes of Letters
4. Changes of Hangeul
2) Changes of Letters
At the time of Hunminjeongeum’s invention, there was a total of 28 basic letters, 17 consonants and 11 vowels. However the contemporary Korean orthography designates 14 consonants and 10 vowels, 24 in total, as the basic letters. This is due to the changes of the letters over time.