Geolmgeul (걺글) Geolmgeul

Geolmgeul is an alternative way to write Korean created by Heesu Kim. It was inspired by Korean handwriting and Japanese hiragana and is written vertical like the Manchu script. The name of the script, Geolmgeul (걺글), means .hanging letters' in Korean.

Notable features

Geolmgeul alphabet

Geolmgeul alphabet

Sample texts

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Geolmgeul

Transliteration (Korean hangeul)

모든 인간은 태어날 때부터 자유로우며 그 존엄과 권리에 있어 동등하다. 인간은 천부적으로 이성과 양심을 부여받았으며 서로 형제애의 정신으로 행동하여야 한다.


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)

Sample text in Geolmgeul

길에 막혀 - 한용운

당신의 얼굴은
달도 아니건만
산 넘고 물 넘어
나의 마음을 비춥니다
나의 손길은
왜 그리 짧아서
눈앞에 보이는
당신의 가슴을 못 만지나요.
당신이 오기로
못 올 것이 무엇이며
내가 가기로
못 갈 것 없지마는
산에는 사다리가 없고
물에는 배가 없어요
뉘라서 사다리를 떼고
배를 깨뜨렸습니까
나는 보석으로 사다리 놓고
진주로 배 모아요
길이 막혀서 못오시는
당신이 기루어요

Stuck on the way
by Yong-un Han

Your face shines upon my heart over the mountains and the sea
Although your face is not the moon
I wonder why my reach is so short
Can't touch your chest in my sight
Even if you come, there's nothing stopping you
Even if I go, there's nothing stopping me but,
There's no ladders in the mountains and
There's no ships in the sea
What gave you the right to take off the ladders
And break the ships
I'll place ladders with jewels and
Gather ships with pearls
I long for you
Even though you'd come but stuck on the way

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