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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]
See also: , , , , and
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/, [t], [d], [t̚], [n]
  • Phonetic hangul: ㄷ, ㄴ

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.

See also[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

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