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Seumul alphabet    Seumul alphabet

The Seumul alphabet was invented on a whim by Bae Jun on 1st January 1997 to celebrate his age of majority. The name means "twenty" in Korean, and twenty is the age of majority in South Korea, where babies are a year old at birth, and each passing of a New Year, rather than the birthday, adds one year to the person's age.

He designed it to write Korean and used it to write his diary occasionally, but after realising that it isn't ideal for writing Korean, he stopped using it.

Seumul alphabet

Seumul alphabet

Sample Text

Sample text in the Seumul alphabet


Modeun Ingan-eun Tae-eonal ttaebuteo Jayuroumyeo Geu Jon-eomgwa Gwonrie Iss-eo Dongdeunghada.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.

If you have any comments on Seumul alphabet, you can contact Bae Jun at:

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Other scripts invented by Bae Jun

Arcography, Byeokrando, Emoel gugu, Kara Hiragana, Korillic, Kovrit, Naljeogigeul (alphabetic), Naljeogigeul (syllabic), Seumul, T-8

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