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Does standard Korean still contain any signs of being a tonal language?

According to The Korean Language by Iksop Lee and S. Robert Ramsey, modern Korean dialects have either tones or vowel lengths or neither, but never both (see map below). The authors do recognize that ...
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Intonations in Korean

Be careful not to mix up tones and intonation. A language with tones will distinguish words with different pitches or pitch contours - this means that you can have two words with the same phonemes, ...
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Does standard Korean still contain any signs of being a tonal language?

My parents were born and lived in the Gyeongsang region for over 30 years; and I was raised near Seoul. And sometimes, when I say something, they laugh and say "that's not how you say that word," and ...
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Does standard Korean still contain any signs of being a tonal language?

(Disclaimer: Everything below applies to Korean spoken around Seoul area. I don't know the state of vowel length distinction in other areas.) Well, the sentence you partially quoted already answers ...
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