Korean Is A Language Isolate Meaning That It Is Not Linguistically Related To Ot

Korean is a “language isolate,” meaning that it is not linguistically related to

other languages. It is spoken in Korea. In the following Korean words, you will find the

sounds [ s ] and [ ʃ ]. Determine whether the sounds [ s ] and [ ʃ ] are allophones of the

same phoneme or separate phonemes. If the sounds are allophones of the same

phoneme, give the conditioning environment for each allophone. (16 points)

a. [ ʃi ] ‘poem’

b. [ miʃin ] ‘superstition’

c. [ ʃinmun ] ‘newspaper’

d. [ tʰaksaŋʃiɡe ] ‘table clock’

e. [ ʃilsu ] ‘mistake’

f. [ oʃip ] ‘fifty’

g. [ paŋʃik ] ‘method’

h. [ kanʃik ] ‘snack’

i. [ kaʃi ] ‘thorn’

j. [ sal ] ‘flesh’

k. [ kasu ] ‘singer’

l. [ sanmun ] ‘prose’

m. [ kasəl ] ‘hypothesis’

n. [ miso ] ‘smile’

o. [ susek ] ‘search’