I’m reading page 329 about irregular conjugation ‘ㄹ’ or ‘ㄹ’ 불규칙 from the book Korean Grammar In Use – Beginning – English Version.
Quoted from the book:
For verb and adjective stems that end in ㄹ, ㄹ is omitted without exception when adding an ending that begins with ㄴ、ㅂ、ㅅ. However, when an ending that begins with -으 is added to such a stem, even though ㄹ remains as a final consonant, it is treated as a vowel, and therefore -으 is omitted.
I don’t understand this explanation at all. 😀
But no worries, because I own another textbook that explain it better, in more detail and more examples.
I’m sure if you google, there are good websites on the internet that explain irregular conjugation ㄹ.
Another thing I found weird is… Korean Grammar In Use book tells you that 살다 + -(으)러 becomes 살러, 팔다 + -(으)러 becomes 팔러, and so on. but it doesn’t explain why. Maybe it will be explained in more detail later in the next book (the intermediate level)?
I found the explanation about it from another Korean textbook, so no worries about it, too. ###