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See also: · [U+00B7 MIDDLE DOT], [U+30FB KATAKANA MIDDLE DOT], [U+3001 IDEOGRAPHIC COMMA], and [U+4E36 CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-4E36]
U+318D, ㆍ
HANGUL LETTER ARAEA

[U+318C]
Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+318E]
U+119E, ᆞ
HANGUL JUNGSEONG ARAEA

[U+119D]
Hangul Jamo
[U+119F]

Jeju[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Korean.

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

(aw)

  1. The Jeju vowel, ㆍ

Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Invented by Sejong the Great of Joseon to represent the Sun.

Pronunciation[edit]

(historical reading, circa 1700)

  • IPA(key): /ɨ~ɯ/ (word-internally in native terms)
  • IPA(key): /ʌ/ (word-initially, or in Sino-Korean words)

(modern classroom reading)

  • IPA(key): /a/ (regardless of position)

Letter[edit]

(a)

  1. (obsolete) A former vowel which merged phonetically with /ɨ~ɯ/ word-internally in late Middle Korean and with /a/ word-initially in the late eighteenth century; in the orthography, it continued to be used until the great spelling reforms of the 1930s eliminated it.
  2. Used instead of (a) in order to give an antique flair in advertising, brand names, etc., even when etymologically spurious.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Called 아래아 (arae-a, low a) in modern Korean.