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U+3137, ㄷ
HANGUL LETTER TIKEUT

[U+3136]
Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+3138]
U+1103, ᄃ
HANGUL CHOSEONG TIKEUT

[U+1102]
Hangul Jamo
[U+1104]
U+11AE, ᆮ
HANGUL JONGSEONG TIKEUT

[U+11AD]
Hangul Jamo
[U+11AF]
U+FFA7, ᄃ
HALFWIDTH HANGUL LETTER TIKEUT

[U+FFA6]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FFA8]
Stroke order
ㄷ (digeut) stroke order.png

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The traditional account* states that ㄷ d is derived from n by the addition of a stroke (ㄴ而ㄷ [] 其因聲加畫). However, Gari Ledyard proposes instead that ㄷ d is borrowed from Phagspa d, ultimately from Tibetand, and that it is n which is derived by the removal of a stroke.

* Hunmin Jeongeum Haerye “Explanations and Examples of the Proper Sounds for the Instruction of the People” (1446), defining and explaining the script now known as 한글 (han-geul, Great script, Korean script) in South Korea and 조선글 (joseon-geul, Korean script) in North Korea.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /t/
  • Actual realisation:
    (word-initially) IPA(key): [t]
    (between vowels, after nasals and liquids) IPA(key): [d]
    (after stops) IPA(key): [t͈]
    (before stops, or word-finally) IPA(key): [t̚]
    (before nasals) IPA(key): [n]
    (next to /h/) IPA(key): [tʰ]
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Letter[edit]

(d)

  1. 디귿 (digeut, “digeut”), a letter of the Korean writing system, hangeul; the unaspirated alveolar plosive (/t/)

Usage notes[edit]

In the North Korean order, (d) it is the third jamo. In the South Korean order, it is the fourth.

Derived terms[edit]

  • (t)
  • (tt)
  • (n) (in Ledyard account)

See also[edit]