This is either helping me or really messing me up. (Koreans: weigh in angrily below!)
Korean is among the easiest (I wanna say it's the easiest but I don't really know enough to say but I bet it is) phonetic scripts in the world to figure out. And, yes, it basically looks correct to me, though of course I'm not a native speaker of Korean. The funny thing is (and maybe someone who really knows something about linguistics can get more into this) supposedly the shapes of those characters are actually based on the shapes your tongue makes as it pronounces these sounds.
listicle: the shapes your tongue makes, in order.
@roboloki Meaning the letters that Lizzie Skurnick would consent to have sex with are not necessarily the ones with which she'd most enjoy foreplay.
His English equivalent of ㅐ is really dumb, and the difference between the voiced/unvoiced consonants like b/p, and k/g is not something that can be simplified the way he does it – they're voiced or unvoiced or somewhere in between, depending on context or habit.
And it's really only appropriate for reading, because he totally avoids what Wikipedia tells me is morphophonology. In Korean, it's mostly eliminating harder consonants between two syllables of one word.
The guy says ㄹ sounds like an R, except when it's at the end, which makes it sound like an L. It should sound like an L no matter where it is. (my mom would like to chime in about her difficulties pronouncing r's in english, b/c they do not exist in korean) Also the ㅇ, I'm having trouble figuring out when it would ever sound like No on it's own, maybe when it follows a word that ends with ㄴ … but not by itself.
@tigolbitties Agree. There is no "No" sound on its own since that consonant takes on the sounds of the vowels and other consonants combined in the word. The consonant+vowel(+consonant) construction of Korean can make is seem easy to learn to read but it's a difficult language to learn. It's especially difficult for a native English speaker since Korean sentence construction is basically the opposite of your mother tongue.
@heyjackie yep and yep!!
I AM ANGRY! WEIGHING IN LIKE AN ANCHOR!!
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