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U+C300, 쌀
HANGUL SYLLABLE SSAL
Composition: + +
Dubeolsik input:T-k-f

[U+C2FF]
Hangul Syllables
[U+C301]

Korean[edit]





시 ←→ 쌔

Etymology[edit]

Attested in Middle Korean with a pronunciation /psʌr/.

Vovin (2015) argues that it could be a Japonic loan, connecting it with Japanese 早稲 (wase, early-ripening rice), with two assumptions:[1]

  • That the initial p- came from a phonological inability to render initial Japonic w-.
  • That the final consonant was originally present in early Japonic but had been eliminated in the insular languages.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key)[s͈a̠ɭ]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? ssal
Revised Romanization (translit.)? ssal
McCune–Reischauer? ssal
Yale Romanization? ssal

Noun[edit]

(ssal)

  1. rice
  2. white hulled grains of barley, wheat, etc.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Vovin, Alexander (2015), “On The Etymology of Middle Korean psʌr 'rice'”, in Türk Dilleri Araştırmaları[1], issue 25.2, pages 229-238