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Please can you explain why 이야기 becomes 얘기 in this sentence? 언제 그에게 얘기할 거예요?

 

Please can you explain why 이야기 becomes 얘기 in this sentence? 언제 그에게 얘기할 거예요?

For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    "얘기하다" is the abbreviation for "이야기하다."
    It means the same as "이야기하다."
    Grammatically, "이야기하다" is the proper form, but in everyday conversation, we use "얘기하다."
    Actually, it has been used so often that though "이야기하다" is totally right to use, it sounds a bit awkward.

    The reason is simple. If I say 얘기 in stead of 이야기, I can conserve my voice! :D
    언제 그에게 얘기할(이야기할) 거에요? And I can surely tell you that 얘기and 이야기 are perfectly interchangeable.

     

    We call it 이 모음 역행 동화. It means, 'ㅣ' vowel onthe back or 'ㅑ' affect to 'ㅑ' so it change it's own sound like 이야기 to 얘기. For Another example, 아기 and 애기 is same word. But still korean national language somejdjfndjoiww is not yet accept it for standare irregular conjugation.

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