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Korean Alphabet Essay

  • Submitted by: shreena96
  • on March 19, 2012
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 749 words

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Below is an essay on "Korean Alphabet" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

Alphabet | English Equivalent | Extra Points | Examples |
| | |   |
ㄱ | An unaspirated ‘k’ at the beginning of a word, and a ‘g’ most of the time in the middle of words. | By unaspirated, I mean that it’s not pronounced very hard, like the English ‘k’. | 가! – ka – "Go!" |
ㄴ | ‘n’ | Made by almost biting on the tongue at the ends of words, and by placing the tongue behind the top teeth otherwise. | 나 – na – "I" |
ㄷ | Like, ㄱ, this consonant is like the unaspirated ‘t’ in English.  It is a ‘d’ in the middle of words. | | 다 – ta – "all" |
ㄹ | A mixture between the English ‘r’ and ‘l’.  When between vowels, it is like a single rolled Spanish ‘r’ or like the ‘tt’ in ‘butter’ in some American dialects.  If there are two of them together, it becomes a solid ‘l’. | | 가라! – ka-ra – "Go!"
달리 – tal-li – "differently" |
ㅁ | ‘m’ | | 마음 – ma-ŭm – "heart" |
ㅂ | An unaspirated ‘p’ at the beginning of words, and a ‘b’ in the middle of words. | | 반 – pan – "half" |
ㅅ | ‘s’ | When coming before the "ee" sound, it becomes an ‘sh’. | 산 – san – "mountain"
시 – shi – "poem" |
ㅇ | In the bottom of syllables, this character is like the English ‘ng’ without the ‘g’ sound.  At the beginning of syllables, this character is just a place marker and has no sound. | | 잉어 – ing-ŏ – "carp"
영어 – yŏng-ŏ – "English" |
ㅈ | Unaspirated ‘ch’ at the beginning of words, ‘j’ inside words. | | 자 – cha – ruler
자자 – cha-ja – "Let’s sleep" |
ㅊ | Strongly aspirated ‘ch’. | | 차 – ch’a – "car" |
ㅋ | Strongly aspirated ‘k’. | | 카페 – k’a-pe – "Café" |
ㅌ | Strongly aspirated ‘t’. | | 탄내 – t’an-nae – "burnt smell" |
ㅍ | Strongly aspirated ‘p’. | | 패 – p’ae – "medal" |
ㅎ | ‘h’ | Almost silent after ㄴ, ㅁ, ㅇ, between vowels.  When it comes before or followsㄱ, ㄷ,ㅂ, or ㅈ, it makes the consonants aspirated: ㅋ, ㅌ,ㅍ, ㅊ respectively. | 해 – hae – "sun" |

There are also a few double consonants that are "forticized."  These consonants must be pronounced with more force than their...

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