U+B3DB, 돛
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Hangul Syllables

뎨 ←→ 돠

Korean edit

Alternative forms edit

  • (dot) (obsolete)

Etymology edit

First attested in the Worin seokbo (月印釋譜 / 월인석보), 1459, as Middle Korean 도ᇧ (Yale: twòsk).

For phonological reasons, 도ᇧ (Yale: twòsk) cannot be a direct ancestor of Modern Seoul Korean (dot). Meanwhile, certain dialects preserve a direct reflex of the Middle Korean form, such as Pyongan (dok). Rather, the Middle Korean and Modern Seoul Korean forms must descend from a common ancestor, and the coda consonant differences of the two forms reflect the conflation between /k/ and /h/ which appears to have been current at some stage of the Korean language before Hangul was invented (Middle Korean (Yale: ch) behaves as a h-c or c-h consonant cluster). It has been proposed that the Old Korean phonemes *k and *h shared allophones, explaining the conflation.

Pronunciation edit

Revised Romanization?dot
Revised Romanization (translit.)?doch
Yale Romanization?toch

Noun edit


  1. sail; canvas

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