Talk:하다

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Do translations belong in a foreign-language entry? -- Visviva 16:25, 18 July 2005 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

I found a lot of verb entries in a Korean-English dictionary from the 19th century ending in ᄒᆞ다. I believe it might have been written with ㆍ substituting for ㅏ before the orthography change. The dictionary also lists the approximate English pronunciations identically for both letters, meaning the sound for ㆍ was lost before the orthography change. The dictionary is by James Scarth Gale, and it can be found on Google Books. (LCS) 70.19.60.245 04:03, 17 December 2011 (UTC)

No. ㆍ was a different vowel, initially created to represent Middle Korean /ʌ/. This sound has been merged with other vowels (mainly /a/) in most varieties of Korean except for the Jeju dialect, therefore the letter became obsolete. 60.240.101.246 07:58, 10 January 2013 (UTC)