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8 of the 11 vowels in Korean sound like U or O

swilly

TRIBE Member
Trying to study a new language is difficult when you have to learn 8 characters that all sound like "uhh" or "ohh" to westerners.

So frustrating!!!!. I listen to tapes and my coworkers. perhaps i am going deaf because i cant really make out much of a difference between the sounds they give me.

Sigh

swilly
 

JAR

TRIBE Member
I love the sound "unh". It can mean so many things depending on the tone or context in which it's used. I usually grunt it to taxi drivers to communicate that I agree with their route decision.
 
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