S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 23 Number 1/4 (1987)
국어사전에서의 발음표시 : Representation of Pronunciation in Korean Dictionaries
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- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.23 No.1, pp. 103-111
- The Korean spelling system, which is in principle morphologically oriented, is not necessarily a reliable and consistent guide to the standard pronunciation of Korean. For example, it does not show the difference in vowel length which is phonologically significant, as in the pair of words /mal/ horse, /ma:l/ language. Hence the need for representing pronunciation in Korean dictionaries.
However it may be fair to say that the need for marking the pronunciation of Korean words has been neither seriously felt nor adequately met in most dictionaries published in Korea. The writer strongly feels that pronunciation should be adequately marked in all Korean dictionaries according to the following principles: