JejuEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Korean 옳다 (olta).

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /o̞ɭtʰa̠/

AdjectiveEdit

옳다 (olta)

  1. to be right, true, correct

AntonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • 옳다” in Jeju's culture and language, Digital museum.

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean 옳다 (Yale: wolhta). Compared with Mongolian ортой (ortoj), ᠣᠷᠤᠲᠠᠢ (orutai, right, true), Manchu ᡠᡵᡠ (uru, truth, true), Nivkh урдь (urd̦, to be good), Tamil உள் (uḷ, to be, to have) > உள்ள (uḷḷa, real, true) by Gang (2010). The h in the stem may be from 하— (ha-, “to do”), akin to 많— (man-, “many”).

PronunciationEdit

Revised Romanization? olta
Revised Romanization (translit.)? olhda
McCune–Reischauer? olt'a
Yale Romanization? olhta

AdjectiveEdit

옳다 (olta) (infinitive 옳아, sequential 옳으니)

  1. to be right, true, correct
    옳은 일을 하다
    oreun ireul hada
    to do the right thing

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InterjectionEdit

옳다 (olta)

  1. all right; OK
    옳다, 이제 알았다.
    Olta, ije aratda.
    OK, now I get it.