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See also: ר[U+05E8 HEBREW LETTER RESH], [U+3132 HANGUL LETTER SSANGKIYEOK], [U+314B HANGUL LETTER KHIEUKH], ד[U+05D3 HEBREW LETTER DALET], ¬ [U+00AC NOT SIGN], and 𠃍 [U+200CD CJK UNIFIED IDEOGRAPH-200CD]
U+3131, ㄱ
HANGUL LETTER KIYEOK
[unassigned: U+3130]

[U+312F]
Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+3132]
U+1100, ᄀ
HANGUL CHOSEONG KIYEOK

[U+10FF]
Hangul Jamo
[U+1101]
U+11A8, ᆨ
HANGUL JONGSEONG KIYEOK

[U+11A7]
Hangul Jamo
[U+11A9]
U+FFA1, ᄀ
HALFWIDTH HANGUL LETTER KIYEOK

[U+FFA0]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FFA2]

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KoreanEdit

Stroke order
 

EtymologyEdit

Gari Ledyard proposes that (g) is a graphic simplification of the 'Phags-pa letter (g) ultimately from Tibetan (g).

The traditional account holds that its its form is the outline of the back of the tongue blocking the throat when pronouncing /k/ (舌根閉喉之形), and Ledyard feels this consideration may have determined the form of simplified .

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /k/
  • Actual realisation:
    (word-initially) IPA(key): [k]
    (between vowels, after nasals and liquids) IPA(key): [ɡ]
    (after stops) IPA(key): [k͈]
    (before stops, or word-finally) IPA(key): [k̚]
    (before nasals) IPA(key): [ŋ]
    (next to /h/) IPA(key): [kʰ]
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LetterEdit

(g)

  1. 기역 (giyeok), the first jamo (letter) of hangeul, the Korean writing system.
Usage notesEdit

In contemporary Korean, when (g) is placed on the side, it curves as in the examples of (gi), (gil), (gim), 경찰 (gyeongchal), 건강 (geon-gang), 건물 (geonmul), 게임 (geim), (gae), 검정색 (geomjeongsaek), 안경 (an-gyeong), etc. However, when (g) is placed on top or bottom, it retains its original look, as in the examples of 고려 (goryeo), 관심 (gwansim), 공부 (gongbu), 구상 (gusang), 권력 (gwollyeok), 금발 (geumbal), (geum), 금융 (geumyung), 박다 (bakda), 먹다 (meokda), 죽다 (jukda), etc. This was done in the modern era to make the character look more balanced.

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