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Discussion in '한국어 (Korean)' started by vientito, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. vientito Senior Member

    do we pronounce it as

    며춸 or 며둴 ?

    I have heard 며둴 on a recent show and I could not believe my ears. I rewind a few times and still hear 며둴. Is this wrong?
  2. 며둴 is correct. Believe your ears.
  3. bonbon2023

    bonbon2023 Senior Member

    When '몇' is used as 관형사, there always comes one of noun, numeral, pronoun, and since '월' itself is bound-noun and lexical morpheme, 몇 월 is pronounced as [며둴]. So I agree with Superhero that 며둴 is correct pronunciation.

    Also consider the following:
    Standard Pronunciation Rule(표준발음법)
    Article15, Chapter4: When a lexical morpheme that starts with one of the vowels 'ㅏ, ㅓ, ㅗ, ㅜ, ㅟ' follows, 받침, its sound is changed to representative sound, and thereby pronounced at the following syllable,
    e.g. 밭 아래[바다래] 늪 앞[느밥] 젖어미[저더미] 맛없다[마덥따] 겉옷[거돋] 헛웃음[허두슴] 꽃 위[꼬뒤] (http://krdic.naver.com/help.nhn?page=3-1-4)

    The representative sound(대표음) refers to ‘ㄱ’, ‘ㄷ’, ‘ㅂ’, when phenomena such as final consonant ‘ㄱ, ㅋ, ㄲ’ are pronounced as 'ㄱ', final consonant ‘ㄷ, ㅌ, ㅅ, ㅈ, ㅊ’ as 'ㄷ', and final consonant ‘ㅂ, ㅍ’ as ‘ㅂ’ occur.

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