This article argues against the conventional categorisation of Korean Hangul as a syllabic alphabet, and proposes that it be reclassified as an alphabetic syllabary. The article draws on evidence from the orthography, phonology, and morphology of the Korean language, as well as the role of vowels in written Korean, to support the author's position. Please note that you need to be a subscriber to this journal in order to access the full article. There is also an option to purchase short-term access to the article.