Can someone explain how to pronounce ㄹ? To my uneducated ear, it seems to change a lot and clearly isnt the English "r"
The Unaspirated Consonants are pronounced differently depending on their position within a word.
ㄹ Initial sound~ r/l- Middle Sound~ -r- Final Sound~ -l
Since Korean words are build in blocks of letters in a pattern per syllable, just try to follow these.
Try to research about Aspirated and Unaspirated Consonants.
It does change. It's transliterated to an "l" or "r" depending on the word and location. I don't know if there's a rule or not.
At the start of a syllable, it's pronounced "r", and at the end it's pronounced "l". Take the syllable 를, for example. It's pronounced "reul", because of the two ㄹ at the beginning (r) and the end (l). Hope that helps?
ㄹ is extremely complicated. My best explanation is start on sort of a English "r" with the eu sound and transition into an English "d." A good word to practice is "Raeyeon."
It is not complicated, only that in the ㄹ there is "밭침" (batchim). when it is above its pronunciation is "R": (랑) "Rang"
and "L" is when it is below: (서올) "Seol."
It's still true - in Korean, London is just pronounced with the R type sound, despite starting with an L in English
Try like this, when you say ㄹ, have the tip of your tongue touch the roof of your mouth. This should help out
When in the beginning of a syllable (like in 사랑) , ㄹ will have a r/l sound. To make this sound, you must put your tongue on the roof of your mouth. It's similar to the R sound in the beginning of spanish words. When in the beginning of a word (like in 라디오) or after a batchim ㄹ (like in 빨리), it will have a L sound.
koreans are weirdos they dont even know their grammar. sounding for ㄹ is different always 1. if the word starts with ㄹit sounds like r 2if final consonant is ㄹ it soung like l 3.if final consonant is ㄹ and then comes vowel it sounds like r 4 if the there is ㅎ after ㄹ ex:"일하다" it sound like "irada" and not "ilhada"
and i missed this 5 if there is ㄹ after ㄹ(ex:배를린)it sounds like "l"
6.when there is ㄴ after ㄹ or ㄹ after ㄴ it sounds like "l" ex: 일년 전에 (one year ago)it sounds like "illion jone"
hope it helped someone
Being japanese, I pronunce it like japanese "R", it sounds like a combination of "R" and "L" to me ( ´艸｀)
The quality of the audio on this one is awful! It sounds like sow- (rhymes with cow) -ill to me, when it should be saw-ool.
Thank you for pointing this out. I literally could not understand how this was pronounced
It's more like "sa eoull" . the ㄹis complicated, as mentioned in earlier comments. The rules for Korean are probably more clear than any other language. Fascinating history.
Wow. I've been pronouncing it see-oul, like soul, but with an e sound. I'm so sorry, my Korean friends!
Its romanized like eo. And pronounced mostly like the "o" in doll. In my opinion its one of the least complicated to sound because its sound doesnt often change.
Why is the quality of the audio sometimes really awful? I mean, I could even say it better
Scrolling down the comments, and sadly I haven't seen ONE NCTZEN on here or IGOT7 :(
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