See also: ר
[U+05E8 HEBREW LETTER RESH]
ㄲ [U+3132 HANGUL LETTER SSANGKIYEOK]
ㅋ [U+314B HANGUL LETTER KHIEUKH]
[U+05D3 HEBREW LETTER DALET] , and ¬ [U+00AC NOT SIGN]
Etymology [ edit ]
Gari Ledyard proposes that ( ㄱ g) is a graphic simplification of the 'Phags-pa letter ( ꡂ g) ultimately from Tibetan ( ག g).
The traditional account holds that its its form is the outline of the back of the tongue blocking the throat when pronouncing
/k/ ( 舌根閉喉之形), and Ledyard feels this consideration may have determined the form of simplified ག.
Pronunciation [ edit ]
IPA (: key) /k/ Actual realisation:
( word-initially ) IPA (: key) [k]
( between vowels, after nasals and liquids ) IPA (: key) [ɡ]
( after stops ) IPA (: key) [k͈]
( before stops, or word-finally ) IPA (: key) [k̚]
( before nasals ) IPA (: key) [ŋ]
( next to /h/ ) IPA (: key) [kʰ]
ㄱ • ( g)
( 기역 giyeok), the first jamo (letter) of hangeul, the Korean writing system.
See also [ edit ]