말다

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “The two senses appear to have different origins. The not sense may be related to Appendix:Proto-Sino-Tibetan/ma (c.f. User_talk:Wyang#Question_re:_copula_in_Korean). The roll sense may be related to Japanese (maro, maru, round).”

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as 말다 (Yale: malta).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

말다 (malda) (infinitive 말아, sequential 마니)

  1. (auxiliary verb, used to negate imperatives) to not do something, to stop doing
  2. to roll up

Conjugation[edit]

This verb has irregular imperative forms:

  • Formal non polite (해라체): 마라 (mara) or 말아라 (marara)
  • Informal non polite (해체): 마 (ma)
  • Informal polite (해요체): 마요 (mayo) or 말아요 (marayo)

References[edit]

  • National Institute of the Korean Language (Naver.com mirror), "말다 ", 표준국어대사전. URL accessed on 2007-06-09.