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Unusual hangeul syllables in 1920's handwritten Korean?

(This is a question about handwritten Korean, I don't have enough reputation to create a new tag for handwriting.) My Korean grandfather's notebook contains a chronology of the places he went while ...
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What does 엄칭히 mean?

I am watching the film 용순 (Yongsoon), set in 충청도. I have come across a believed adverb 엄칭히 twice in the film. Caveat: my listening comprehension is beginner's level, so I am using the native korean ...
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Vowel Harmony and Umlaut in Korean

I've been reading up about the Yanbian dialect of Korean, and came across the concept of vowel harmony in this article. https://www.korean.go.kr/nkview/nklife/1998_4/8-8.html e.g. 모두 = 모도, 배우다 = 배오다, ...
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기/지 in Yanbian dialect

I've heard that in Yanbian or North Korea ㅈ is pronounced as "ts" rather than "j". However, in this article about Yanbian Korean it also describes it as "j" . Which is more common in Yanbian? Is there ...
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Vowel for Yanbian Dialect

What are the vowels used in the Yanbian dialect of Korean? I've read in this article (https://www.korean.go.kr/nkview/nklife/1998_4/8-4.html) that Hamgyeong dialect, related to Yanbian dialect, has ...
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In which dialect are 애 and 에 pronounced differently?

I found the following sentence in Duolingo: Due to recent sound changes, 애(얘) and 에(예) are pronounced the same in most Korean dialects. However, according to Wikipedia Korean IPA article, the ...
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두음법칙 - When did North and South diverge in pronunciation of initial ㄹ?

According to Wikipedia, North and South Korean treat word-initial ㄹ in Sino-Korean vocabulary differently: In South Korea, ㄹ is silent in initial position before /i/ and /j/, pronounced [n] before ...
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What is the difference between 설렁탕 and 설농탕?

tl;dr: what is the difference between 설렁탕 and 설농탕? They seem to design the same kind of beef-based soup. Is it a difference of meaning (similar albeit different dishes)? Or the same dish in ...
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What are brooding hens called in Korean?

The book Fangyan by Yang Xiang says: 北燕朝鮮洌水之間謂伏雞曰抱 roughly: Northern Yan and Korea call “brooding hens” bao I know some Chinese dialects still use this term today. How about Korean? Does the ...
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What are some examples of contemporary uses of “arae-a” / 아래아?

Wikipedia mentions that 아래아 is still used in the Jeju language and sometimes as a substitute for ㅏ a in logos and advertisements Is this the case, and what are the most obvious examples? How does ...
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What dialectal language can I expect in Jeju-do?

I will be traveling to Jeju-do soon. How much Jeju dialect can I expect to hear (or overhear)? And what are the most common phrases or words that I might hear or see?
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What, if any, are the primary differences between Korean as spoken in the North and that spoken in the South?

Are there any major differences between North Korean and South Korean? Is there anything that tends to cause difficulty communicating or are there just more minor issues (like accents or idioms)? ...