Kara Hiragana were invented by Bae Jun and are additional symbols, based on Japanese Hiragana, used to write Korean. Since he started learning Japanese he has devised numerous pseudo-kana symbols just for fun. He used them as a secret code for keeping his diary for a while, but in the early stages each character did not match a specific sound.
In 2004 he created some additional symbols, based on the Japanese mixed writing system, in order to write Korean with accuracy. He has also devised Kara-Katakana, a modified version of katakana which makes the writing of other foreign languages easier using the Korean phonological structure.
Kara Katakana uses mainly diacritics added to existing kana instead of new characters. Like Katakana, it is used for the transcription of foreign words and for emphasis.
The character 韓 is pronounced kara, kan or han in Japanese and means Korea or Korean, in Mandarin and Korean it's prounced han and means the same.
Modeun Ingan-eun Tae-eonal ttaebuteo Jayuroumyeo Geu Jon-eomgwa Gwonrie Iss-eo Dongdeunghada. Ingan-eun Cheonbujeog-euro Iseong-gwa Yangsim-eul Bu-yeobad-ass-eumyeo Seoro Hyungje-ae-ui Jeongsin-euro Haengdongha-yeo-yahanda.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They
are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another
in a spirit of brotherhood.
(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
If you have any questions about Kara Hiragana or Kara Katakana, you can contact Bae Jun at: [email protected]
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