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Stroke order
ㄷ (digeut) stroke order.png



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.


  • IPA(key): /t/, [t], [d], [t̚], [n]
  • Phonetic hangul: ㄷ, ㄴ



  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.

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Derived terms[edit]

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