Questions tagged [orthography]

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Can you use -ㄹ려고 instead of -려고?

Recently, a Korean woman insisted to me that these are correct sentences: 한국어를 배울려고 했어요 (I intended to learn Korean) 카페에 갈려고 했어요 (I intended to go to a cafe) As far as I learned, the grammar is -...
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How to spot English loanwords and Hanja words in a text?

While studying Japanese, it's very helpful that nearly all words of foreign origin are marked by using katakana (a syllabary separate from the usual mix of hiragana and Chinese characters) and words ...
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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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“단어를 쓰려고 or 쓸려고 합니다” [duplicate]

I saw this sentence while surfing websites: 유의어를 짜내서라도 다른 단어를 쓸려고 합니다. Is this sentence grammatically and orthographically correct?