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Foundational Korean: Grammar Basics Course Glossary

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Foundational Korean: Grammar Basics

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Derivational Morphology

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Morphological derivation, in linguistics, is the process of forming a new word from an existing word, often by adding a prefix or suffix, such as un- or -ness. For example, unhappy and happiness derive from the root word happy. This kind of morphology creates new lexemes, either by changing syntactic category or by adding substantial new meaning (or both) to a free or bound base.

Dialects (방언)

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Dialect is the term for a sociopolitical definition of a language, more so than an actual linguistic one. Dialects are the languages spoken by the people who lack socioeconomic and political power in a society despite otherwise fitting the definition of a language.

Direct Object (목적어)

(Last edited: Thursday, 7 July 2022, 10:35 AM)
Direct Object


A direct object is a noun (or object phrase) that receives the action of the verb. For example, I eat kimchi. Kimchi is being acted upon by the verb eat whereas I, the subject, is doing the action.