kwukyel

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Etymology[edit]

From Korean 구결 (gugyeol 口訣), from Middle Chinese 口訣 (kʰúw-kwet "mnemonic rhyme"), from ("mouth") + ("rhymed saying").

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kwukyel (uncountable) (Yale Romanization of 구결, 口訣)

  1. One of three early systems for writing Korean phonetically with Chinese characters before the invention of the modern hangul (한글) script, resembling the old Japanese kanbun-kundoku (漢文訓読) style. The other two ancient Korean systems were hyangchal and idu.

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Some of the ideograms that were used phonetically in kwukyel:

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