Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Well, that's su.r.real

Note to media producers who wish to inject some authentic "Asianness" into your music video or other pop culture product: Han•gŭl, the Korean alphabet, is indeed far easier to learn than kanji, but still looks very Oriental and is quite accessible now thanks to Hallyu, the so-called "Korean Wave."

And it's quite practical as well: You can learn how to read it in a few hours, which allows you to look up words in an online dictionary (called a dic) to ensure someone isn't yanking your chain. I recommend any Korean phrasebook or reader that employs McCune-Reischauer.

1 comment:

  1. Hey, this was really cool. Whodathunk hangul would make it into a hip hop video like that? Nikki Menaj with hangul...what could be more cool?


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