Tag Archives: pronunciation

Korean Vowel Pronunciation

Brush up on your Korean vowels with Benjamin Kim.  I especially like being able to watch his mouth shapes.

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Language learning for introverts – FREE course to help with Pronunciation

Instead of memorizing vocabulary and grammar, Idahosa used his training as a musician to mimic the sound patterns of a language. Once he got the sounds down, he then figured out the meaning of the words afterward. It was backwards, … Continue reading

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Colors and vowel direction

I am struggling to keep vowels separate in my mind, to be able to tell sounds apart and remember spelling.  I am trying to come up with a system for my flashcards and memory. 오방색 Obangsaek is the 5 traditional … Continue reading

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Glossika books

http://youtu.be/KiSJFQWViVM My Glossika books arrive, and I am gleeful.

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Folk Tale: Dog and Pig 개와 돼지

옛날 옛적에, 한 할머니가 개와 돼지를 기르셨습니다. 할머니는 개와 돼지를 무척 귀여워하셨습니다. 할머니가 개의 머리를 쓰다듬으며 말씀하셨습니다. “참 착하구나. 집도 잘 지키고….” 할머니는 낮잠만 자는 돼지도 좋아하셨습니다. “돼지야, 아프지 말고 무럭무럭 자라라.” 그러나 낮잠을 자고 있던 돼지는 할머니의 말씀을 듣지 … Continue reading

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Phonology of the Korean ㄹ

Phonology is the branch of linguistics that deals with the sounds of a language. I’ve found sites that discuss English phonology, but what I need is to understand Korean sounds, and how to make the sound ㄹ specifically. My tutor … Continue reading

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Sounds not to forget – work on producing Korean sounds

My tutor is working so hard to get me to stop speaking Korean words like they are American English.  I learned ‘nara’ is country long before I had heard the word pronounced by a Korean or knew the Hangul was … Continue reading

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Free Korean Language Study

Have you used the resources available at Kosnet? KosNet stands for Korean Language Study on the Internet.  Kosnet is affiliated with the Ministry of Education and is responsible for overseas Koreans education and International exchange students. For example, I like … Continue reading

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Pronunciation rules

I have made several posts about pronunciation before.  I continue to work on it.

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The Giving Tree

Using “The Giving Tree”, a Korean folk tale, to practice pronunciation and reading with my tutor.  A mere 81 unknown words.  Pretty simple stuff, but well beyond my capabilities to read at this stage.

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Pronunciation

At my request, I am starting my tutor sessions focused on pronunciation.  Others might say to just listen and practice speaking, and eventually it will sink it.  That might be true, but I am in silence most of the time. … Continue reading

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A Step You Can’t Take Back Again – Language Exchange

Today’s session with my language exchange partner included vocabulary practice with the Naver Phrasebook and reading lyrics to “A Step You Can’t Take Back Again”. We discussed what the lyrics might be saying. Having never seen the movie myself, I … Continue reading

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italki Tutor Session #3

On 10/16/2014 I had my third tutor session. We used Skype and Google Docs.  The goal of the session was to do some reading to practice pronunciation.  Tutor sent me a Korean folk tale.  We reviewed the 7 sounds of … Continue reading

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7 Ways final consonant is pronounced

In Korean, there are 7 final consonant sounds 1.ᄉ,ᄊ,ᄃ,ᄄ,ᄐ,ᄌ,ᄍ,ᄎ,ᄒ (t) 2.ᄋ (ng) 3.ᄂ (n) 4. ᄆ (m) 5. ᄀ,ᄏ,ᄁ (k) 6. ᄇ,ᄑ,ᄈ (p) 7.ᄅ (l~r)

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Pronunciation & Grammaropolis

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 … Continue reading

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