Originally, it consisted of 28 letters with 17 consonant letters and 11 vowel letters. The Korean letters are written in syllabic blocks with the alphabetic letters arranged in two dimensions. Today, it is typically written from left to right with spaces between words and western-style punctuation. Hangul is the most faithful featural writing system in the world today. It is the official writing system of Korea , including both North and South Korea.
Learn the Korean Alphabet & Read the Hangul Characters
Most English speakers think Korean has thousands of characters, like Chinese, but it actually has a very simple and logical alphabet, which you can learn in a few minutes. The alphabet was invented in during the reign of the Great King Sejong. There are 14 basic consonants and 10 basic vowels.
The relationship between Korean and other languages is not known for sure, though some linguists believe it to be a member of the Altaic family of languages. Chinese writing has been known in Korea for over 2, years. These systems were similar to those developed in Japan and were probably used as models by the Japanese.