Korean

related: language, north korea, south korea

The Korean language, like Hungarian, Turkish, Mongolian and Finnish, is classified into the Ural-Altaic language group. Hangeul (the Korean alphabet) is composed of ten simple vowels and 14 consonants. A group of scholars under the patronage of King Sejong the Great developed this systematic rendition of spoken sound in 1443. Hunminjeongeum , a historical document which provides instructions to educate people on the use of hangeul, is registered with UNESCO as a World Heritage, and UNESCO also awards the “King Sejong Literacy Prize” every year in memory of the inventor of hangeul.

Proverbs

It is better to see something once than hear about it hundred times.

Vocabulary

손맛 = Son-maht = Hand taste
http://youtu.be/Q-BijoVKrBI
http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/how-cooking-can-change-your-life
http://oneforkonespoon.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/the-taste-of-your-hands
http://vegan8korean.wordpress.com/about-korean-food
http://www.podcasts.com/talk_to_me_in_korean