See also: -ㄹ
U+3139, ㄹ
HANGUL LETTER RIEUL

[U+3138]
Hangul Compatibility Jamo
[U+313A]
U+1105, ᄅ
HANGUL CHOSEONG RIEUL

[U+1104]
Hangul Jamo
[U+1106]
U+11AF, ᆯ
HANGUL JONGSEONG RIEUL

[U+11AE]
Hangul Jamo
[U+11B0]
U+3203, ㈃
PARENTHESIZED HANGUL RIEUL

[U+3202]
Enclosed CJK Letters and Months
[U+3204]
U+3263, ㉣
CIRCLED HANGUL RIEUL

[U+3262]
Enclosed CJK Letters and Months
[U+3264]
U+FFA9, ᄅ
HALFWIDTH HANGUL LETTER RIEUL

[U+FFA8]
Halfwidth and Fullwidth Forms
[U+FFAA]

(see above for suffixes and particles)

Korean

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Etymology

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The Hunmin Jeongeum Haerye, the treatise introducing the principles behind the Korean alphabet written by its inventor King Sejong in 1446, explains that this glyph was derived from the "outline of the tongue" when pronouncing this "semi-lingual sound" ( (bàn shé yīn)), but does not elaborate.

Gari Ledyard suggests that Sejong may have had his inspiration for from the 'Phags-pa letter (l), although he is more tentative here than with the Hangul letters for the plosives. Ledyard gives evidence that Sejong was inspired by 'Phags-pa for the basic glyph forms, although he changed the shapes of the letters drastically in order to enhance the simplicity and rationality of his script, and the ultimate shape of the letters may indeed have been influenced by that of the speech organs (Ledyard 1997).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /l/
  • Actual realisation:
    (word-initially or between vowels) IPA(key): [ɾ]
    (after nasals other than /n/, or after stops) IPA(key): [n]
    (elsewhere) IPA(key): [ɭ]

Letter

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(l)

  1. 리을 (rieul, “rieul”), a jamo (letter) of Hangul, the Korean alphabet: the alveolar flap or approximant ([ɾ], [l])

See also

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  • Alveolar consonants: (n, “n”), (d, “d”), (tt, “tt”), (t, “t”), (s, “s”), (ss, “ss”)
  • Nasal stops: (m, “m”), (', “ng”)