Talk:Alphabet

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 Definition Writing system in which symbols - single or multiple letters, such as <a> or <ch> - represent phonemes (significant 'sounds') of a language. [d] [e]

The Korean look

Pace John, to the untrained eye the Korean alphabet bears a lot more resemblance to Chinese ideograms than it does to any other writing system, including other alphabets: I think 'superficial resemblance' is just about right and interesting enough to be worth including. Ro Thorpe 18:06, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

It is also misleading. It implies that the two systems are similar, when they couldn't be more different. The only 'resemblance' is that in South Korea, a limited number of Chinese-derived characters are still used alongside alphabetic symbols. I don't think we should include information on how something appears to the uninformed; we should concentrate on the facts. John Stephenson 02:30, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

To me it's a fact that there is a superficial resemblance, which is the case in spite of etc. Ro Thorpe 14:37, 3 July 2009 (UTC)