I have a question about Korean alphabet.
Hi every body.
What is the difference between ㄱ and ㅋ in pronunciation? Which one is more similar to [g] sound ?
I'd really appreciate your responds
ㄱ is either g or k depending on it's position in a word (1st, mid, end) So, it's pronounced (k, g, k) however, it's written (g,k,k). It's also called giyeok.
ㅋ is simply kk. I call it permanent K because it never changes it's always k in any position in a word. It's called kieuk.
It's really confusing, but that's where vocabulary knowledge is important. Same with English; you wouldn't know whether to use reed or read if there is no context.
I hope this helped.