I have just started learning Korean in an online course and I'm looking for resources that use mnemonics for Hangul or Hangeul, so I can learn the writing system in less time.
Are any such resources available? Digital or in print?
Ryan Estrada's Learn to Read Korean in 15 Minutes uses mnemonics. For example, for the consonants:
For the vowels, he start with
He builds up the rest of the writing system from basics like these. The page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike licence (CC BY-NC-SA).
The German blog post Koreanisch lesen lernen in 30 Minuten contains a partial list of mnemonics. Curiously, some are based on German, while some are based on English.
This is a YouTube video titled Learn to Read Korean in 5 Minutes (seriously); it covers the vast majority of the symbols that compose Hangul in a short and easy to understand format.
The introduction of the textbook "Integrated Korean: Beginning 1" by Cho et al. is a useful academic resource for picking up mnemonics for some letters, especially the letters whose shapes correspond to human anatomy used for speech.
Most usefully, the authors wrote that: "Consonant letters originally depicted the speech organs that produce consonant sounds: the lips, tooth, tongue, and throat." Therefore, they wrote that (from page 25):
This learning approach may be particularly helpful to beginners, as it takes a historical perspective that demonstrates the "why" behind the development of some of the letter shapes for Hangul.