Proposal to add "Kore' as Suppress-Script for 'ko'

CE Whitehead cewcathar at
Sun Jul 29 14:42:28 CEST 2007

Thanks for info!  I can change back to supporting [kore] as a default script 
if it turns out to be that native speakers perceive that they normally write 
in what could be labelled [kore], and not in pure Hangul.
--C. E. Whitehead
cewcathar at
>Hi -
>I've been having a lengthy off-list discussion with Korean friends,
>and one thing we've stumbled over is confusion between "Hanja-eo"
>(words which at one time or other could be written using Hanja -
>i.e., sino-korean vocabulary) and "Hanja" (the ideographs themselves).
>This can lead to seemingly odd statements.  For example, one claimed a
>passage made up entirely of characters composed from jamos isn't
>pure hangul if it contains "transliterated hanja" (sino-korean
>vocabulary, which accounts for a large percentage of the language)
>even when no ideographs appear!
>This confusion leads to claims that ideographs are used more than
>they actually are, and at the same time to a denial that "pure"
>hangul is ever used at all.
>Though I still think ko = ko-kore is probably the correct call,
>I'm finding that the articles C. E. Whitehead cited are at odds
>with at least some native speakers' perceptions with regard to
>the current status of ideograph usage.
>I'd encourage others with contacts in the Korean-speaking community
>to dig into this, and, if possible, encourage those with first-hand
>knowledge to contribute directly to this discussion.
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