English compound words are clear in the sense that one can understand their constituents:
- dinner table
As you can see, there are at least three types of compound words in English: closed, open, hyphenated
However, Korean compound words are all closed and shortened. The irrelevant hanja's or morphemes are cut out and it is hard to 'reverse engineer' the original constituents even looking at the hanja dictionary.
An example: 전항 (이전 항목).
So, where can I find original constituents of compound words?