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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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]

Letter[edit]

‎(a)

  1. (a, “a”), the first vowel of the alphabet of the Korean writing system, hangeul; an open front unrounded vowel.

Derived terms[edit]