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ISSN : 1226-3206(Print)
Studies in Modern Grammar Vol.104 pp.161-184
DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.14342/smog.2019.104.161

A Suggestion for the Contraction of Korean Vowel /wi(ㅟ) + ə(ㅓ)/

Hong-Joon Um, Su-Min Hwang
계명대학교

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to examine the contraction of Korean vowel /wi(ㅟ) + ə(ㅓ)/ through experimental phonetic method and to suggest how the pattern should be reflected in the standard pronunciation of Korean and the rules of Korean orthography. It is observed that the contraction also occurs in ‘sakwiess-’ and ‘pakkwiess-,’ like the chains of other vowels. However, neither the standard pronunciation of Korean and the rules of Korean orthography deals with the chain of /wi(ㅟ) +ə(ㅓ)/ in ‘sakwiess-’ and ‘pakkwiess-.’ We compare the pronunciation lengths of data collected through experimental phonetic research methods to see if the contraction occurs in /wi(ㅟ) + ə((ㅓ)/, and the formant values of the contracted sound of /wi(ㅟ) + ə(ㅓ)/ to those of other contracted sounds, finding out how the contr(acted sound should be pronounced and marked in phonetic symbol. In conclusion, we suggest that /wi(ㅟ) + ə(ㅓ)/ should be specified as the contraction form /jə(여)/ in the standard pronunciation of Korean and the rules of Korean orthography, like the contractions of other vowels.

한국어 모음 /ㅟ + ㅓ/의 축약형에 대한 제안

엄홍준, 황수민**
**엄홍준(제1저자, 교신저자, 계명대학교 교수), 황수민(계명대학교 학생)

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