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30 Jun 2017

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(Reposting from Jamanas's post):

Notice about ㄹ sounds in Korean. Many Korean teachers teach Korean pronunciation based on English pronunciation. Yes, there is no exist r sound as English.
for example : racing(wrei-cing. radio(wre-dio)
But I can explain you folks more proper pronunciation if you (want to) know about pronunciation of r in Spanish.
When the noun start with ㄹ, sounds as L and when it is middle it depends.
ex : 라디오 ladio(radio), 리듬 lideum(rythm), 라면 lamyun(ramen)
When in the middle, consider r sounds as Spanish not like american not wr~
ex :도레미 doremi, 가르치다 garchida(teach), 고래 gorae(whale)
As you can see, when ㄹ is after symbol without 받침(batchim, which means final consonant), then it sounds like R. But when ㄹ is after symbol with 받침, it sounds like, L 한랭hanlaeng(cold), 말리다 malida(dry), 몰라요molayo(I don't know).


Actually, Koreans do not have r sound. Also, the quality of L sound is slightly different from ㄹ sound. But L is more similar than r. Because we always touch the alveolar ridge (The ridge right behind the upper teeth) when pronouncing ㄹ.
(You know that the tongue tip doesn't touch there when pronouncing R.)


(Reposting from icanreadhangul):
Tip for ㄹ when it is L:
Put your tongue on the roof of your mouth (further back from when you would say in english, so your tongue will basically curl back quite a lot and not be at the front) and say 'L'
라디오, 라면

When it's double 'ㄹ' make the sound a little longer.
정말로, 몰라

Tip for ㄹ when it is R [when ㄹ is between two vowels] :

Say "rrrrrrr" and notice how you are kind 'rolling' your tongue and it vibrates? That's how the korean "R" sounds like. In english, your tongue does not touch the top of your mouth but in korean, it does. English "r" is very smooth, the Korean one is 'rough'.
알아, 노래

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