The silent [t]

韓国語の耳をつくる短期集中リスニングドリル - イ ユニ (著)

韓国語の耳をつくる短期集中リスニングドリル – イ ユニ (著)

I’m reading a textbook about pronunciation and I’ve just found an explanation about the silent [t] sound.

It says:

韓国語を母語とする話者が音節を意識しない普通のスピードで発音する場合、舌音[t]で発音されるパッチムは、発音されない傾向があります。

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So… native Koreans tend not to sound the [t] sound of patchim when they speak at normal speed.

Examples:
젓가락 (chopsticks) is pronounced [젇까락/jeot-kka-rak] or [저까락/jeo-kka-rak].

있습니다 (exist, have) is pronounced [읻씀니다/it-sseum-ni-da] or [이씀니다/i-sseum-ni-da].

놓습니다 (put… on) is pronounced [녿씀니다/not-sseum-ni-da] or [노씀니다/no-sseum-ni-da].

넣습니다 (put… in) is pronounced [넏씀니다/neot-sseum-ni-da] or [너씀니다/neo-sseum-ni-da].

That’s one mystery solved. ###

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4 thoughts on “The silent [t]

    • I do, too. I always check Naver Dictionary for every single new word because I have no one to warn me about correct pronunciation. But for conjugated words and compound words, we can’t find the explanation on Naver Dictionary, and that’s where textbook about pronunciation becomes useful.

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