S-Space Kyujanggak Institute for Korean Studies (규장각한국학연구원) Korean Culture (한국문화) Korean Culture (한국문화) vol.81/84(2018)
불비용언의 목록 작성 시론
For making a full list of defective verbs/adjectives in Korean
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 규장각한국학연구원
- 한국문화, Vol.81, pp. 285-321
- 불비용언; 불비동사; 불비형용사; 활용계열; 활용형; 표준국어대사전; defective verb; defective adjective; conjugational paradigm; conjugational form; Standard Korean Language Dictionary
- Korean is said to have some defective verbs/adjectives, but the full list has not been presented. Unabridged Korean dictionaries can help make the full list of defective verbs/adjectives. Standard Korean Language Dictionary (2008) gives the constraints on the conjugation of a defective verb/adjective in a fixed form, i.e. “used in the form of ...”. So we can find all of the defective verbs/adjectives in the web-based dictionary by searching for entries with kkol ‘form’ in their grammatical information. The search results are 145 entries. We recognized a defective verb/adjective if it has two or more but not many conjugational forms. The final list of defective verbs/adjectives consists of 88 words. But it is to be improved since it is not always clear which conjugational forms a verb/adjective can have.