im confused about ㅚ sound.

Jeremy V

the sound on the writing lesson might be wrong. ive been to a couple of websites and the korean letter ㅚsounds like wai in wait rather than were. if someone can clear my confusion about this letter it would be much appreciated.

Tony-N6

Jeremy, here is another site I use that might help. One of the words it has for that character is the Konglish word for shower that might help. http://www.indiana.edu/~koreanrs/hangul.html Edit: Oops, the shower character is ㅝ. my mistake. Is what you have there a valid compound vowel? My keyboard is seperating ㅗ and ㅓwhen I try to combine them. Yet another edit: I see now that it was a trick of my fonts that I thought I was seeing ㅗ and ㅓand you want ㅚ. There are some good examples of it's use at the above mentioned site. :)

sujung-lee

Hi Jeremy, ㅚ is one of those vowels whose sound has changed over time - these days it sounds more like "wae". If it's easier for you, just go with the "wae/wai" pronunciation, it's not a problem as most people pronounce it this way. You can find a list of words using "외" by searching for the syllable here: http://members.rocketlanguages.com/Toolbox/#wordfind You'll notice "외삼촌" is pronounced more like "waesamchon". Hope that helps!

Jeremy V

sujung if you have some time, you think you can review the writing lessons audio i think some of it is miss pronounced. thanks in advance. =P

sujung-lee

Hi Jeremy, I've added some different examples to the lesson on "ㅚ" - hopefully you get an idea of the different ways of pronouncing this vowel! If there's another writing lesson you think is not being pronounced correctly, let me know and I can have a look :)

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