Tag Archives: sound
I’ve been thinking a lot about vowel sounds. When Idahosa Ness’ free course on How to tune your vowels popped into my inbox, it seemed perfectly timed. I do not have vowels figured out. You would think I would by … Continue reading
I read the folk tale of the Golden Axe (in English) in the Korea magazine published by the Korean Culture and Information Service. Many months ago, I saw Fresh Korean had the Golden Axe story in Korean. It was beyond … Continue reading
No worries. I will figure out how to say ㄹ some day. What a patient tutor I have who has been trying to coax ㄹout of me for 3 months now. Haha. I laugh at myself every day.
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
I use the book 2000 Essential Korean Words for Beginners as a dictionary type reference. However, I discovered my accompanying MP3 CD was cracked. So I visited the publisher Darakwon’s site to obtain the MP3 files. The publisher has many free … Continue reading
Instructions on how to install the IPA keyboard and fonts can be found here. It is similar to how you add a Korean keyboard.
A painfully bad reading of The Giving Tree. Don’t listen, it will make your ears bleed. haha I have progressed far enough with the story in LingQ to eliminate all the blue unknown words. Tutor helped by providing these words: … Continue reading
With each new Korean I meet, I have the same discussion about my accent. So this post will put some thoughts about that in one place.
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
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)
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
Tom Scott explains how people make R sounds. It has given me some insight into why I can’t roll my r’s. It also made me understand how R and L sounds are similar to Koreans. The way I say … Continue reading
This post will discuss why to use a dictionary, types of dictionaries, and how you can improve your dictionary skills. “no matter which dictionaries learners use, if they receive only brief introductory lessons on dictionary use rather than on-going training in … Continue reading