Korean

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Etymology

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Sino-Korean word from 訓讀字, from (gloss) + (borrow) + (character)

Pronunciation

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  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈɸʷu(ː)ndo̞k̚t͡ɕ͈a̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)]
    • Though still prescribed in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?hundokja
Revised Romanization (translit.)?hundogja
McCune–Reischauer?hundokcha
Yale Romanization?hwūntokca

Noun

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훈독자 (hundokja) (hanja 訓讀字)

  1. (linguistics) a semantically-adapted logogram; in East Asia, a Chinese character which is used as a logogram to write non-Chinese morphemes in a non-Chinese language; it retains only the semantic value of the original Chinese.
    Coordinate terms: 음독자(音讀字), 음가자(音假字), 훈가자(訓假字)

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