한글

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Korean[edit]

한글 (Hangeul)

Etymology[edit]

From (, han, “Korea”) / (han, “big, great”) + (geul, “writing”). Coined in 1910 by Choe Nam-seon and Ju Si-gyeong.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈha̠(ː)nɡɯɭ]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?han'geul
Revised Romanization (translit.)?hangeul
McCune–Reischauer?han'gŭl
Yale Romanization?hānkul

Noun[edit]

한글 (han'geul)

  1. (chiefly South Korea) Hangul, the Korean alphabet
    한글 15세기 창제된 문자이다.
    Han'geureun sibosegie changjedoen munjaida.
    Hangul is a script created in the fifteenth century.
    Synonym: See Thesaurus:한글
  2. (proscribed) the Korean language
    • 2020, “'한글이 영어보다 위대한 이유' 꾸준글 사실일까?”, in SBS TV[1]:
      한글 영어보다 어순 배치 자유로운 강점 있다는 내용인데요.
      I geureun han'geuri yeong'eoboda eosun baechiga jayuroun gangjeomi itdaneun naeyong'indeyo.
      this piece of writing is about how the flexibility of Korean word order compared to English is a point in its favor
    • 2021, “KBS 다큐온, BTS 한글 댓글 한류 '한국어 하세요?' 외국어로서의 한국어 매력 분석”, in Korea Lecturer News[2]:
      BTS 노래 한글 따라 부르고 싶고 []
      bitiesseuui noraereul han'geullo ttara bureugo sipgo []
      they want to sing along to BTS's songs in Korean []
    한글 바르게 사용합시다.
    Han'geureul bareuge sayonghapsida.
    Let us use proper Korean.
    Synonym: See Thesaurus:한국어
  3. (colloquial, proscribed) a non-borrowed Korean word
    이름 한글 이름으로 지을 거라고 했다.
    Ae ireumeul han'geul ireumeuro jieul georago haetda.
    He said he would give his child a native Korean name (i.e. not a Sino-Korean one).
    Synonyms: (formal) 고유어(固有語) (goyueo), (colloquial) 순우리말 (sunurimal)

Derived terms[edit]

  • 한글날 (han'geullal, “the Hangul Day”)
  • 한글화 (han'geulhwa, “Korean localization”)