As of today(to be exact as of yesterday but i didnt post anything so that does't count) I'm a new poster of this Blog.
To stick to the pattern that A1R used first some informations about me:
I was born in December 1991 in Germany and started playing Go in December 2008 (not because of Hikaru no Go btw, but because of the book Shibumi). You can contact me on KGS where i use the nick blackmoa or on Tygem where I play as badukmoa. Up until now I'm completely self taught and for this matter I rely on the help of books, which are mostly Korean. For htis reason I started to learn Korean and now I'll give you a short introduction to this beautiful language and therefore enable you to enjoy some Korean books, too.
1. The Alphabet
Many people don't know that the Korean language uses an alphabet and not a script based on syllables like the Japanese or Chinese. Well to be fair: it is kind of syllabic, but it works different.
The Korean alphabet ahs 51 letters which can be aranged to form a total of 11172 different syllables. First of all i'd advise you to install the Korean language pack on your computer if you don't know how you can consult google.
You can learn this script online http://library.thinkquest.org/20746/non/learn/cv/c1.html
2. Korean Baduk Terms
As you all should know, Koreans don't use Japanese Baduk terms but have their own ones and of yourse knowing them makes reading a Korean book much easier.
You can look some up here.
3. Some Vocab
Books don't only consist of Baduk terms so you have to learn a bit more to read them.
Now I'll present some easy words to you:
백/白 This means White, the second variation is a so called Hanja that is sometimes used, but it is read as 백, too.
흑/黑 This means Black
흑 차례 Black to play( 차례 can be used with White too^^)
Now you can "read" a Korean problem book ;).
With the aphabet you already have quite some stuff to learn now, but more lessons will follow.