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Were 치두음 and 정치음 ever written iotated?

TL;DR - Sino-Korean, as documented, never used those 치두음/정치음 hangeul jamo. By the time of Sejong the Great in 1440s, the form of Middle Chinese that was studied (and thus different to the nascent ...
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Why didn't Korean rulers ever use the title 황제 (皇帝) until the Korean Empire in the late 19th century?

In fact, they did. It's called 외왕내제(外王內帝), which means 'Emperor at home, king abroad'. Since it will be too much historic rather than linguistic to explain about that system here, I think you can ...
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