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See also: ר [U+05E8 HEBREW LETTER RESH], [U+3132 HANGUL LETTER SSANGKIYEOK], [U+314B HANGUL LETTER KHIEUKH], ד [U+05D3 HEBREW LETTER DALET], and ¬ [U+00AC NOT SIGN]
U+3131, ㄱ
HANGUL LETTER KIYEOK
[unassigned: U+312F–U+3130]

[U+312E]
Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+3132]
U+1100, ᄀ
HANGUL CHOSEONG KIYEOK

[U+10FF]
Hangul Jamo
[U+1101]
U+11A8, ᆨ
HANGUL JONGSEONG KIYEOK

[U+11A7]
Hangul Jamo
[U+11A9]
U+FFA1, ᄀ
HALFWIDTH HANGUL LETTER KIYEOK

[U+FFA0]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FFA2]

Korean[edit]

Stroke order
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Etymology[edit]

Gari Ledyard proposes that (g) is a graphic simplification of the 'Phags-pa letter (g) ultimately from Tibetan (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 .

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]
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Letter[edit]

(g)

  1. 기역 (giyeok), the first jamo (letter) of hangeul, the Korean writing system.

See also[edit]