- The Mongolian Symbol
- No language in the world has adopted – or was made to adopt – as many scripts and alphabets as Mongolian, ranging from Traditional, Galik, Oirat to Buryat alphabets, to Phags-pa, Soyombo, Horizontal, Latin (from 1931 to 1941) and now Cyrillic scripts ...
- The Economist explains
- For Hangul exceptionalists, all this points to the script's uniqueness; others suggest that the shapes of five Hangul letters came from the Mongol 'Phags-pa script, designed by a Tibetan monk in the 13th century as a universal language for the empire.
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- This is visible in nice details such as the 'Phags-pa script, a new way of writing Mongolian developed under Qubilai's rule, which is incorporated into some of the gateways.
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- The Yuan dynasty of Kublai Khan (famous grandson of Genghis) promoted the imperial Phagspa script for the vast area they controlled. This intricate writing system was invented by Tibetan lama Zhogoin Qoigyai Pagba for Kublai Khan.
Phagspa is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Phagspa books and related discussion.
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