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Skats

SKATS stands for Standard Korean Alphabet Transliteration System. It is also known as Korean Morse equivalents. Despite the name, SKATS is not a true transliteration system. SKATS maps the Hangul characters through Korean Morse code to the same codes in Morse code and back to their equivalents in the Latin script. Any phonetic correspondence between the Korean and Roman letters would be purely coincidental.

SKATS
Consonants Vowels
Hangul SKATS Hangul SKATS
L E
F I
B T
V S
M A
W N
G H
K R
P D
C U
X TU
Z EU
O SU
J IU

If a Korean Morse code operator were to transmit a Korean message in Morse, and an English speaking Morse code operator heard the message, what he would write down is SKATS. In order to understand SKATS, one must know Korean and know SKATS. Knowledge of English is not required.

The advantage of SKATS is the letter-perfect accuracy in conveying the Korean message, something that would be lost, were romanisations such as RR or McCune-Reischauer

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