According to Naver dictionary,

볼거리 [볼꺼리] vs 갈기다 [갈기다]

일당 [일땅] vs 일다 [일:다] (For this pair, I guess it is because 일 in the second one is long. If that is true, since many Koreans do not differentiate between long and short sounds, is it OK to pronounce 일다 as 일따?)

Anyway I am confused by the sound change after ㄹ, and similarly after some other sounds like ㅁ.

Can someone explain this?


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Okay I did some my own research and found a phenomenon called "Non predictable tensing" in The sounds of Korean A pronunciation Guide by Choo M., O'Grady W.

Examples from the book: 시가 [시까] 치과[치꽈] 잠보[잠뽀]

I guess the examples I provided before come under this category.

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