A study on Bunjaegi(分財記) of
Myeonangjeong(俛仰亭) Song, Soon(宋純)
Bunjaegi(分財記), the focus of this paper, is the old document written by Song, Soon who is one of the most famous writers in Chosun Dynasty. It describes the inheritance of properties including land, houses and servants to his offspring.
Bunjaegi is based on Chinese characters. However, it includes the creative description with sound and meaning borrowed from Chinese characters. The two writing systems were Idu(吏讀) and Vicarious Character. Idu letters were made in the same way the Korean sentences were formed. Vicarious Character, which remarked Korean substantives, was used in giving a servant's name or geographical name.
The aims of this paper are to list Idu letters in Bunjaegi and to study on people's perception of giving a name to a servant by interpreting the borrowed Chinese character used in person's name. Therefore, I will provide ten types of giving a name and attempt to define the perception of giving a name by investigating implied ideographic nature about three typical types of Appearance image, Speech-behavior and personality, Supplies and appliance.