가장자리

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of native Korean origin. Related to (ga, “edge”).

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Particularly: “Any more details available? This appears to be 가장 (gajang, most, itself possibly a compound of (ga, edge) + (jang, ??), perhaps similar to ideas of "extreme" or "utmost" being at the "edge" of what is possible?) + 자리 (jari, place, location). Quite interested in any further details available.”

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈka̠(ː)d͡ʑa̠ŋd͡ʑa̠ɾi]
  • Phonetic hangeul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?gajangjari
Revised Romanization (translit.)?gajangjali
McCune–Reischauer?kajangjari
Yale Romanization?kācangcali

Noun[edit]

가장자리 (gajangjari)

  1. edge, verge, brink
    그는, “우리가 현재 있는 이곳은 2008년으로 거슬러 가면 온통 눈으로 덮여 있었어요. 여기 저기 가장자리 쪽에서 빙하가 약 20에서 30미터 줄어들었지요.”라고 말했다.
    Geuneun, “uriga hyeonjae inneun igoseun 2008nyeoneuro geoseulleo gamyeon ontong nuneuro deopyeo isseosseoyo. Yeogi jeogi gajangjari jjogeseo binghaga yak 20eseo 30miteo jureodeureotjiyo.”rago malhaetda.
    He said, “Where we’re at right now was back in 2008 all covered with ice. From here to there at the side, the glacier shrank about 20 to 30 meters.”