Juliet (julietaldy) wrote in linguaphiles,
Juliet
julietaldy
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.

TIA
Subscribe

  • Website section title

    Hello friendly linguaphiles! I'm trying to come up with a title for a website section. The section will list some of the work that an artist was…

  • Describe Her

    Hello peeps, I hope you can help me with a little thing... it's for a fantasy thriller I'm currently working on, set in modern day (post-2010), where…

  • Another one for native german speakers

    I'm trying to get hold of one of these. It's a vintage first aid bag from the Swiss Army. The site where I originally saw it has sold out,…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 8 comments