In the Hangul script, first attested in the 順天金氏墓出土簡札 / 순천김씨 묘 출토 간찰 ("Letters excavated from the grave of Lady Suncheon Kim"), c. 1585, as Middle Korean 편지 (Yale: phyenci). This is also the first attestation of the "letter" sense.
The hanja form 便紙 is unetymological and first appears in Korean Classical Chinese sources in the eighteenth century.
- (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈpʰjʌ̹(ː)ɲd͡ʑi]
- Phonetic hangul: [편(ː)지]
- Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
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