The passive form of 쓰다 is 쓰이다, whose contraction is 씌다. 씌 also appears in 씌우다, which is the causative form of 쓰다.

The 표준 발음법 states that ㅢ following a consonant is pronounced as [ㅣ]. That means 씌 is pronounced as [씨]. But I'm still unsure because the 외래어 표기법 states that both [si] and [ɕi] are to be transcribed to 시.

Is the ㅆ in 씌 palatalized or not? Or in other words, is ㅆ in 씌 [s͈] or [ɕ͈]?

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    Although you mentioned 외래어 표기법, I assume you know that 씌우다 is not 외래어. You can refer to Wiktionary and Wikipedia pages to find the answer.
    – Klmo
    Oct 9, 2020 at 9:10

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In Standard Pronunciation(표준 발음법), 씌 is pronounced equivalently as [씨]. So it is palatalized in the same manner as 씨.

I'm not sure why 외래어 표기법 confuses you there.

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