Oct 5, 2022 • 55M

King Sejong and the Invention of the Korean Script

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One who learns language without learning culture ends up becoming a fluent fool.
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In this episode, I speak with Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud, a theoretical linguist and Professor Emeritus at George Washington University, on King Sejong the Great and his invention, the Korean script.

Join us as we explore why even after more than a millennia of using Chinese characters to notate the Korean language, we needed our own writing system and how King Sejong went about to create it.

Special Guest: Dr. Young-Key Kim-Renaud