Here are some cartoons about pronunciation. Ryan from Mindpasta started it with his notes on pronunciation (see below).
A few simple concepts about the Korean language help to bring together what looks like a bunch of random rules about when letters change. Korean language is actually sensible when it comes to sound (unlike English).
What I want is a place like Grammaropolis, where little dancing characters cheerfully play with me and I learn the grammar while having fun. I haven’t found the Korean equivalent yet. Forgive me if my puzzling over pronunciation to process it isn’t as fun as Grammaropolis.
Consonants are pronounced with a puff of air (aspirated), with muscle tension (tense), or if neither quality is present, they are simple (plain) consonants.
ㅎ can actually be made in many different parts of the mouth, depending on it’s vowel.
Let me give three examples of why I find Korean a sensible language to pronounce.
- Imagine having to pronounce ‘ssn’ in a word. Wouldn’t it be easier to say ‘nn’?
- Say ‘habnida’ several times in a row. Notice how you end up saying ‘hamnida’?
- Would you rather have to say ‘ngl’ or ‘n’?