I saw this example sentence:
만철이는 중국에 사는 조선족이랍니다
(They say that) Mancheol is a Korean who lives in China.
is '이' here the subject particle '이'?
I think I have also heard people say things like 수현이가 아침 식사 안 먹었어.
Why would it not just be 수현이 아침 식사 안 먹었어?