How Regional Dialect Affected the Transformation of the name "Seokdo" to "Dokdo"


Some Japanese scholars have insisted that the island cited as "Seokdo" in the Korean Imperial Ordinance Number 41 of October 25, 1900 is not the present day island known as Dokdo.   Many of the residents of Ulleungdo came from Cholla Province in Korea, and their dialectal variety of Korean transformed the word "Seokdo" to "Dokdo".   The following is a list of place-names from Cholla Province that have also had their names transformed by the dialectal pure Korean of that region. All of the following examples below show the Cholla dialectal version, Dok, and the more common Sino-Korean version of the same place-name, Sok, in parentheses.
    1. Dok-gol (Seok-gok) : a village at Wolseon-Ri, Cheonggye-Myon, Mooan-Gun
    2. Dok-gol (Seok-dong) : a village at Woongok-Ri, Moondeok-Myon, Boseong-Gun
    3. Doldokgeori (Geoseok-Ri) : a village at Nodong-Myon, Boseong-Gun
    4. Doksalmae (Seoksan-Ri) : a village at Hyangmok-Ri, Anjoa-Myon, Shinan-Gun
    5. Dokdari (Seokgyo) : a bridge at Yadong-Ri, Beolgyo-Eup, Boseong-Gun
    6. Doksan (Seoksan-dong) : a village at Abdo-Ri, Jirye-Myon, Shinan-Gun
    7. Dokmae (Seoksan-Ri) : a village at Wangsam-Ri, Samhyang-Myon, Mooan-Gun
    9. Dokgogae (Seokhyun) : a hill at Daewoo-Ri, Anjoa-Myon, Shinan-Gun
    10. Dokbaegi (Seokchi-dong) : a village at Gagyo-Ri, Gogeum-Myon, Wando-Gun
    11. Dokbaegi (Seokjeonpyung) : a field at Yonghwa-Ri, Doam-Myon, Dangjin-Gun
    12. Dokdari (Seokgyo) : a bridge at Jeongheung-Ri, Deukryang-Myon, Boseong-Gun
    13. Dokdarigol (Seokgyo-Ri) : a stone bridge at Bukgyo-Ri, Jangdong-Myon