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U+314B, ㅋ
HANGUL LETTER KHIEUKH

[U+314A]
Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+314C]
U+110F, ᄏ
HANGUL CHOSEONG KHIEUKH

[U+110E]
Hangul Jamo
[U+1110]
U+11BF, ᆿ
HANGUL JONGSEONG KHIEUKH

[U+11BE]
Hangul Jamo
[U+11C0]
U+FFBB, ᄏ
HALFWIDTH HANGUL LETTER KHIEUKH

[U+FFBA]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FFBC]

Korean[edit]

Stroke order
ㅋ (kieuk) stroke order.png

Etymology 1[edit]

From (g) + additional horizontal line representing burst of aspiration.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /kʰ/
  • Actual realisation:
    (word-initially, between vowels, or after nasals and liquids) IPA(key): [kʰ]
    (after stops) IPA(key): [k͈]
    (before stops, or word-finally) IPA(key): [k̚]
    (before nasals) IPA(key): [ŋ]

Symbol[edit]

(k)

  1. 키읔 (kieuk), a jamo (letter) of the alphabet of the Korean writing system, hangeul.
Usage notes[edit]

In contemporary Korean, when (k) is placed on the side, it curves as in the example of (ki). However, when (k) is placed on top or bottom, it retains its original look, as in the examples of (ko), (kong), 콜라 (kolla), (nyeok). This was done in the modern era to make the character look more balanced. This rule is also applied to (g). In the South Korean order, it is the sixteenth jamo. In the North Korean order, it is the eleventh.

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Because the letter k repeated sounds like a person laughing, putting (k) in a consecutive manner stands for laughing in the Korean Internet media.

Interjection[edit]

(k)

  1. (Internet slang) laughing.