Juliet (julietaldy) wrote in linguaphiles,

Underlying representations in Korean

I'm sorry, this relates to a homework problem that I can't figure out in a baaaaaad way.

I know Korean does not have /t/ as an underlying representation, and I have four words (face 'nat', field
'pat', sickle 'nat', and day 'nat') which end with a /t/ but I canNOT figure out what the underlying representation is, because the changes they make in other forms is so strange (sometimes a č, sometimes aspirated sometimes not, and aspirated t, etc.). I can't find any sort of pattern at all.

I was just wondering if anyone here is at all familiar with Korean underlying representations and can point me in the right direction. No, I do not have the time to type up all of the examples I have, so I know this post is pretty meaningless unless you already know something about underlying representations in Korean.


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