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This chart will hopefully speak for itself. The shapes of the finals (medial/nucleus/coda) are based on abstract oral positions, whilst those of the initials and tones are based on their readings as full characters (the former shapes make the syllable blocks appear distinct from Chinese characters, yet the latter shapes help to keep them aesthetically compatible with Chinese characters). This solves the problem of the Kana/Zhuyin approach versus the Hangeul approach, as it integrates the former for the initials and tones, whilst adopting the latter for the finals (medials, nuclei, and codas). There are fifty components in total, twenty-four of which serve exclusively as initial consonants (by which dictionaries would be arranged, as each syllable requires one). One block, one syllable, one morpheme.

Vietnamese Phonetic Characters (Chữ Nôm Âm)

 

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Well, it would be useful for anyone who can read Hangul to learn how to pronounce Vietnamese words, because the Hangul is essentially a pronunciation map of the mouth, right?

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