I picked up a Samsung tab on my way back to Australia from Incheon duty free (citing the excuse that I needed it for uni 😉 ). Since Samsung is Korean, it came loaded with a brilliant English-Korean dictionary and the Samsung app store has some cute Korean games. However when I went to type in Hangul on it, I was faced with this ~
and my face went like this O.o
Where were the other vowels? How the heck do I type? My iPhone has a full Hangul keyboard like a computer and I’ve never used a keyboard like this.
So after an initial colour me confused moment, I started playing around. The solution to my vowel problem? See that dot between ㅣ& ㅡ ? That’s the key.
By using the ‘ᆞ’ in the right combination with theㅣ& ㅡ you can form vowels. For example, the combination of ᆢㅡ will form ㅛ, ㅡᆢ will give ㅠ and so on. Complex vowels are tricky with ㅡᆞᆞㅣ making ㅝ and ㅣᆞㅣresulting inㅐ.
While it is logical, I can tell it’s going to take me awhile to get used to!