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So an Indonesian tribe has officially decided to use hangul as its new writing system?
Even Wikipedia's hangul page says it is used to write Korean and Cia-Cia.
So, what are your thoughts on this? How long do you think it is going to last? Imagine if it did last and there were tons of languages written with hangul.
As for me. Hmm, hangul is a pretty good writing system, and it would be cool if there was lots of other countries that wrote with hangul, but I'm not sure if they can pull this off right. Hangul's advantage is that it is written in blocks so you can write each Chinese Character in one block. Cia-Cia doesn't use Chinese loanwords (though if this lasts, they should be starting anytime soon), so this is a moot point, and you are left using a writing system that is best for writing morphophonemically being only used phonetically.
Another thing I noticed is that the wrote the L sound by having a ㄹ at the bottom of the last letter and an ㄹ again at the start of the character they want an L. So for example sigola was written as 시골라. Kinda cumbersome for me. If a language has a lot of Ls and they aren't made the same way as Korean, (like a contraction? not sure how to explain it, I think there was a word to describe the way languages sounds are pronounced in this manner, but I forgot it), I think they should find a simpler way to write L in hangul for them. Something like a double ㄹ would be nice. (But I guess maybe a pain for computers.)
I don't know Cia-Cia, but I have a pretty good feeling their Ls aren't contracted versions of other consonants like Korean because every time I see a final ㄹ it is before another ㄹ in the next character, leading me to believe the mechanism is there only to make the L sound.