S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 16 Number 1/2 (1980)
Rule Reordering in Middle Korean Phonology
- Kim, Chin-W.; Toh, Soo-Hee
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.16 No.1, pp. 75-86
- There is ample textual evidence showing that a rule that changes an intervocalic l
to r, which is well-known in modern Korean, e.g., tal 'moon', but tar+i 'moon' (Nom), was also operating in Late Middle Korean. For example, a morphemic sequence kil+il 'a letter' (Acc) was written in two syllable blocks as kiSlil, I indicating that its pronunciation was most likely [kiril]. Likewise, palAl + ay 'at sea' was. written as paS1ASlay, with its pronunciation likely to have been [parAray], given the fact that the syllable-initial prevocalic l is always pronounced as [r] in Korean.