Sentence Final Endings

Verbs come at the end of the sentence.  Stuff get stuck on the end of verbs.  Lots of stuff.

many affixes and particles

I have gotten use to -yo ~요 at the end of sentences.  I have noticed others.  I was ok with one thing getting stuck at the end of a word.  For example, in English you can take ‘get’ and make it ‘getting’.  That there could be three suffixes at the end of a sentence troubles me.  I need time to adjust to that idea.


Each sentence final ending must include from one to three suffixes: addressee honorific, mood, and sentence-type.

“A Sketch of the Korean Language explains the sentence ender tells the receiver who is being spoken to, the mood of the sentence, and the type of sentence that is given. The following diagram shows the possible combinations of sentence enders in Korean.


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