Doubled ㅈ (jieut)
ㅉ • (jj)
- A digraph of Hangul, the Korean alphabet.
- In North Korea, ㅉ is called 된지읒 (doenjieut), "strong ㅈ (jieut)". In South Korea, it is called 쌍지읒 (ssangjieut), "doubled ㅈ (jieut)".
- ㅉ is pronounced as an alveolo-palatal affricate with tense phonation (IPA: [t͈ɕ] or [d̬ʑ]), i.e. similar to the English ch, but with a stiff tongue and glottal opening.
In Dongguk Jeongun(東國正韻), this letter was used to transcribe voiced alveolar sibilant affricate(/d͡z/) of Middle Chinese.