S-Space Language Education Institute (언어교육원) Language Research (어학연구) Language Research (어학연구) Volume 28 Number 1/4 (1992)
On Grammatical Studies in North Korea
- Issue Date
- 서울대학교 언어교육원
- 어학연구, Vol.28 No.3, pp. 445-597
- It is true that the grammar of North Korea has considerable differences from ours in grammatical terms and in details of grammatical descriptions.
It has the category of grammatical marker, namely to(吐)， which comprises verbal and adjectival final endings, prefinal endings; case markers, delimiters, plural marker; even passive and causative suffixes, and copula. Recently, it has divided the so-called morphology into three fields of study, that is, into the study of parts of speech, that of word formation, and that of narrow morphology which deals with the forms and functions of words containing to(吐). The study of word formation in North Korea postulates the category of semantic formative(意味部) which is similar to a morpheme in nature but not the smallest meaningful unit, and which participates in word formations.