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It's been a while since I've read into Korean accents, but if I'm not mistaken, some parts of Korea still pronounce ㅔ ㅐ differently. For the accent learner's are trying to achieve with this course, however, there shouldn't be a difference like you said :)
Could be either. It's context dependent. If you're reading off a grocery list it's dog food. If you're illustrating how you eat differently than your dog it could still technically be either. If you are specifying it's the food off that dog versus another dog you'd say "그 애의 음식" which would be "that dog's food".
I think a lot of people are getting confused between 's = contraction of 'is' and 's = possessive apostrophe. In this Korean example, it is the latter ... that the food is for/belongs to the dog. E.g. 'my friend's food' does not suggest my friend is food, it suggests the food is meant for my friend or belongs to my friend.
N.B. the word 'is' is almost exclusively used to contract it is = it's, anyway.
If 의 is in a usual noun, like in 의사 which means a doctor, you should pronounce it as 'ui', rapidly speaking 'eu' and 'i'. But if 의 is used as a proposition, you can say it as 'e'. You should still write it as like '나의' or '학교의', but if you want, you can pronounce it like '나에' or '학교에'.
Im confused with the pronunciation of korean... So.. 음식 is supposed to be pronouced eum sik but it sounds instead to me like m shi... Can someone help me to understand? The voice is so robotic and fast and cuts off so quick its hard for me to catch how to pronounce it correctly