Welcome to the very first “Satoori Saturday!” Today is my favorite day!
Before we get too deep, let’s just talk about what Satoori is. Satoori is the romanization of the Korean word “사투리” and translates to “dialect” in English. You may also see the word “방언.” ___________________________________________________________
There are 9 dialects in Korea as a whole, 4 unique to South Korea (경상도, 전라도, 충청도 제주도), 3 unique to North Korea (함경도, 평안도,황해도), and 2 which are shared between portions of South Korea and North Korea (강원도, 경기도). _________________________ __________________________________
These dialects correspond to a province of the same name. However, many of the provinces have both North and South divisions. For example, there is a South Gyeongsang province (경상남도) and North Gyeongsang province (경상북도). Within these North and South provincial divisions, there can be even more dialectical variations. Staying with the example of the Gyeongsangdo provinces, Daegu (North Gyeongsang) and Busan (South Gyeongsang) are both under the Gyeongsangdo Satoori (경상도 사투리) umbrella, but there are marked differences in how people from each city speak.
I am excited to share more dialect study with you! Are you familiar with any Korean dialects?
**This picture is from urimal.org (우리말)
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