Asked • 05/03/19

difference of prononciation between both Koreas because of absence of 사이시옷 in North Korea?

In the question "Chronology of orthography before and after the separation of North and South Korea", MujjinGun has said that 사이시옷 is abolished by the last writing reform in North Korea. However, I think, there are compound words of old usage in South Korea with 사이시옷. Therefore, I think, the same compound words are used in North Korea but logically without 사이시옷. In South Korea there are : -옛날 pronunciated [옌날] -전깃줄 pronunciated [전긷줄]<=>[전기쭐] -가삿말 pronunciated [가삼말] So are those compound words written respectively in North Korea as : -예날 -전기줄 -가사말 ? Are they pronunciated respectively as : -[예날] -[전기줄] -[가사말] ? Can we say that this is the same for all the other words with 사이시옷 in the South Korea ?

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Cody B. answered • 01/22/20

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