See also:

JejuEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Korean (-ui)

PronunciationEdit

ParticleEdit

(-ui)

  1. genitive case marker

KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Korean 의〮 (Yale: -úy), from Old Korean (*-uy).

PronunciationEdit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?ui/e
Revised Romanization (translit.)?ui/e
McCune–Reischauer?ŭi/e
Yale Romanization?uy/ey

ParticleEdit

(-ui)

  1. ’s. genitive case marker, indicating that the previous word has possession of the next one. It functions like the English suffix “-’s”, or like the word “of” with the position of possessor and possessee switched.
    한국 수도 서울이다.Han'gug-ui sudo-neun Seour-ida.Korea's capital is Seoul.
    na-ui chaekmy book

Usage notesEdit

  • The common pronunciation of this particle is (e). This pronunciation is recognised as standard alongside the orthographic pronunciation ui, which is only used in articulated speech to avoid confusion.

See alsoEdit

  • Japanese: (no)
  • Chinese: (), (zhī)