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AnthonyYar13: you learn it the first time you see it.
There is no 'gentle' introduction to words. 3 year old children learn words in their native language through constant repetition - they can't debate with adults over how soon they are introduced to a word,
If you are learning Korean from scratch (like me) then we are all like 3 year olds with respect to Korean.
They might have a different sound in some dialects, but a long e???
ㅐ ae /ɛ/ bed
ㅔ e /e/ bed
"Due to recent sound changes, 애(얘) and 에(예) are pronounced the same in most Korean dialects."
Maybe your idea of a long e is different than mine. In English a long e is the sound that e makes in "feet" and a short e is the sound in "bed". The problem is that the sounds are completely different, not just the length of the vowel sound.
It's pretty straight forward on a Windows PC - even using a standard US or UK PC. Install the keyboard definition (sometimes called a ”language pack”) for the language you want (ie Korean) from ”Region & Language” in Windows settings.
Then you can select the language from the taskbar (usually at the bottom of your screen). The icon will say ENG for English (if that is your default) - it will be on the right-hand side of the taskbar.
Click ENG and you will now also see ”Korean”. Click Korean to select it and then click the Keyboard icon on the RHS of the Taskbar. Wait a moment and you will see a Korean keyboard on your screen.
To revert to English, click the Korean icon (it reads ”Han”) and select ENG-English again.
On an Android phone you will go through the installation of the Korean keyboard in much the same way. To select the Korean keyboard you long press the space bar when you are in a place in any app where you can type input (ie in an email, in a DL answer, in a spreadsheet etc). Long press again to make a selection to go back to English. On my phone I have English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese keyboards. There are two separate keyboards for Korean - one for typing the characters and one for drawing the characters on the screen by hand. The Chinese keyboard that I use is ”Chinese Pinyin” from Google - it has typing and drawing in the one keyboard (very nice), so only one thing to install.
I'm sure Apple products work in a similar manner.
Hope this helps.
For me, it's kind of easy, I study it this way:
•For "애" (romanized as "ae"), SHAPE your mouth as you were to pronounce an "A" (like in "wAter"), but SAY an "E" (like in "wEt").
If you think you're pronouncing only an "A" or an "E", try to shape it the most likely possible to the what I typed before. In summary, I think that's why it's romanized as "AE": you got to kind of pronounce both vowels in the same vowel.
• For "에" (romanized as "e"), it's much easier: SHAPE your mouth like you were kind of smiling, but a little smile (don't smile like a crazy clown
What is your first language?