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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 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.