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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p ʔp       t̪ʰ ʔt̪                   k ʔk      
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nasal
  m                         ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                                               
Fricative
                                            h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
                          j   w                
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      l                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Sibilant fricatives
        ʔs̪                          
Affricates
                tʃʰ ʔt̠ʃ                  
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Korean
UPSID number: 2170
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Ural-Altaic, Korean
The languages has 32 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Korena is spoken primarily in Korea. /l/ alternates with initial /r/. Vowel length can be derived through combinations of vowels. Approximants /j,w/ precede (some) non-homorganic vowels.
Sources: Cho, S-B. 1967. A Phonological Study of Korean (Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis, Studia Uralica et Altaica Upsaliensia 2). Almqvist and Wiksells, Uppsala. Kim, C-W. 1972. Two Phonological Notes: A-Sharp and B-Flat. In M.K. Braume (ed.), Contributions to Generative Phonology. University of Texas Press, Austin: 155-170. Kim, J. 1986. Phonology and Syntax of Korean Morphology. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California. Martin, S.E. 1951. Korean Phonemics. Language 27: 519-33. Martin, S.E. 1954. Korean Morphophonemics. Linguistic Society of America, Baltimore. Martin, S.E. and Lee, Y-S.C. 1969. Beginning Korean. Yale University Press, New Haven.