Korean edit

Pronunciation edit

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?iyeo
Revised Romanization (translit.)?iyeo
McCune–Reischauer?iyŏ
Yale Romanization?iye

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Korean 이〮여〮 (Yale: -í-yé), from Old Korean (*-ye), (*-ye).

Note that there is no Old or Middle Korean evidence that the first syllable is supposed to be the copula 이다 (-ida); the honorific form 이시여 (-isiyeo), which would suggest such an origin, is first attested only in the twentieth century.[1]

Particle edit

이여 (-iyeo)

  1. (literary) O; vocative particle with exclamatory nuances, attaching to nouns and nominalized verbs.
    서울이여 안녕!Seour-iyeo annyeong!Goodbye, O, Seoul!
    영원해라, 행복이여.Yeong'won-haera, na-ui i haengbog-iyeo.May it be everlasting, o this happiness of mine.
Alternative forms edit
  • (-yeo)after vowels
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Korean 이〮여〮 (Yale: -í-yé).

Particle edit

이여 (-iyeo)

  1. (Chungcheong, Jeolla dialect) and; connective particle for enumerating nouns.
    Synonym: (Standard Seoul) 이랑 (-irang)
Alternative forms edit
  • (-yeo)obligatory after vowels, optional after consonants
  • 이야 (-iya), (-ya)variant

References edit

  1. ^ 이성우 [iseong'u] (2016) “'이여'와 '이시여'의 문법적 지위와 차이 [iyeo wa isiyeo ui munbeopjeok jiwiwa chai, The grammatical status and differences of -iye and -isiye]”, in Gugeohak, volume 77, pages 167—197