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This paper takes a corpus-based approach to Korean sound-symbolic words, focusing on the relative frequencies of consonants across different groups of words. Through athe quantitative analysis of the data, it is shown that Korean sound-symbolic words exhibit athe skewed consonantal distribution. The characteristics of consonantal distribution in Korean sound-symbolic words are as follows. First, by and large, the relative frequencies of syllable-onset tensed obstruents in sound-symbolic words are higher than those in the other groups of words. Second, in sound-symbolic words, the frequencies of syllable-onset tensed obstruents are much higher than those of syllable-onset aspirated ones. Third, sound-symbolic words favor velars and the lateral /l/. Particularly, in the syllable-coda position the frequencies of /k, ŋ, l/ are much higher than those of the other consonants.