[KS] Hangul question: original graphic distinction between eo (Yale e) and arae ae (Yale oy)

Werner Sasse werner_sasse at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 6 21:43:11 EDT 2017


Hi John,

"I thought it was interesting that the i at the end is written not as a letter (jamo) but as a syllable (initial 0 + i) , as if the SK word were ha'i with two syllables, like Modern native Korean a'i and sa'i , even though, as other prolonged syllables in the sample page show, a CVC syllable can be broken into CV~~~~~C with the "patchim" written as a letter (jamo) and not a syllable, so that breaking of a CVj syllable into CV~~~~~j would not have been without parallel."

You are right, the [I] is an offglide, a final sound of one syllable. A "final vowel" of a syllable, so to speak, in a way same value as a final consonant. One way to write this is to write the [I] in [hai] as a small superscript [hai]
Best, Werner




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Hi David, re printed song books I was able to look at a sample page included in your article Structure of Sijo (1976) and saw an example of what you and Werner Sasse refer to, namely the prolonged syllable hae of ch'anghae (Yale c'anghay) written as ha~~~~~i.  I thought it was interesting that the i at the end is written not as a letter (jamo) but as a syllable (initial 0 + i) , as if the SK word were ha'i with two syllables, like Modern native Korean a'i and sa'i , even though, as other prolonged syllables in the sample page show, a CVC syllable can be broken into CV~~~~~C with the "patchim" written as a letter (jamo) and not a syllable, so that breaking of a CVj syllable into CV~~~~~j would not have been without parallel.


Thanks to everyone on the list for drawing my attention to this interesting phenomenon.


-- John



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Ancient 33 1/3 rpm records of Kim So-hûi singing sijo will give the pronunciation of those deconstructed vowel combinations, and the print versions  of the song books show the desconstructed vowel sounds across the melodic lines on the pages.

I would be glad to post a photo of a song text.

DM

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