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January 9, 2010 / phenomea

Korean vowels & consonants

Korean alphabet consists of 40 letters.
21 – vowels and 19 – consonants.

Vowels:

  • ㅏ = a,   ㅑ = ya ,   ㅘ = wa

  • ㅓ = eo ,  ㅕ = yeo ,   ㅝ = weo

  • ㅗ = o ,   ㅛ = yo ,    ㅚ= woi

  • ㅜ = u ,   ㅠ = yu ,    ㅟ = wui

  • ㅣ = i ,   ㅡ = eu,    ㅢ = ei
  • ㅐ = ae ,   ㅒ= yae,   ㅙ = wae

  • ㅔ = e,    ㅖ= ye,    ㅞ = we


consonant: initial-,   -medial-,    -final

  • :    k-,    -g-,    -k
  • :    n-,    -n-,   -n
  • : t-,    -d-,    -t
  • :    r-,    -r-,    -l
  • :    m-,    -m-,   -m
  • :    p-,    -b-,    -p
  • :     s-,    -sh-,    -t
  • :     ø-,    -ng-,   -ng
  • :    ch-, -j-,     -t
  • :    ch’-,     -ch’-,      -t
  • :    kk-,     -kk-,    -k
  • :    tt-,     -tt-,     -t
  • :    pp-,    -pp-,    -pp
  • :    h-,     -h-,     -t

 

한국 = han guk (Korea)


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