Questions tagged [hangul]

To be used with questions dealing with the writing or reading of Hangul (한글,) the official writing system of Korea.

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When are ㅅ and ㅆ pronounced as stops?

I thought that ㅅ is pronounced /t̚/ at the end of a syllable block, but it seems to be an /s/ in 것은, even though 것 on its own is /kʌ̹t̚/. Does it depend on word boundaries, or is it just irregular?
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How does 15th Century Hangul writing/type differ from modern Hangul?

Foreign visitors to Korea will often become quickly familiar with the look of early Hangul documents and prints, as (being rather attractive!) they are often used for decorative purposes. Nevertheless,...
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How was the obsolete character ㅿ pronounced?

The character ㅿ is now obsolete. How was it pronounced when it was used?
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Are there any online tools available for entering Korean text?

This issue came up somtime during the commitment phase. How do I go about entering Hanguel?
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Hangul -- printed vs handwritten

I learned to read/write hangul from printed text. I was very surprised that the hangul written by my Korean friends looks completely different! There seem to be many shortcuts, lines missing or ...
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Maximum number of characters in a syllable block

I've seen a number of Hangul syllables that contain 4 characters (닭, for example) - is it possible to have syllables with 5 (or even more) characters in them? The Wikipedia page on Hangul suggests it'...
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How is Hangul composed with a keyboard?

The Wikipedia article on Hangul does not explain how it is typed. I understand that the 500 or so possible digraphs and trigraphs have been encoded as single unicode blocks, but I would expect that ...
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Korean words whose pronunciation differs unpredictably from the spelling

There are several Korean words which have a pronunciation that differs from the spelling in an unpredictable way, like 내과 (actually pronounced like 내꽈) and 여권 (actually pronounced 여꿘).1 As far as I ...
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How exactly is "ㄱ" pronounced/romanized?

As it's said almost everywhere, "ㄱ" is pronounced with a G sound and transliterated as G. However, it's very common to come across situations where ㄱ is romanized as K, specially in names, like Kim, ...
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Are single character names common?

I was wondering if having only one character in your name is common or not. I was born in the US and not very familiar with the culture, so I'm not sure if it's odd or out of place. I've seen other ...
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Someone commented this on my Instagram

Someone wrote "캐존잘" on my Instagram. What does this mean? I have tried multiple sources but can't find anything.