Is the alphabet tips accurate? (Lesson 1)
Under the Basic Vowels title, after the table below items are discussed:
1) "‘어’ is a short ‘o’ sound, difficult for many American English speakers, similar to the ‘u’ ‘cup’ or to the o in yogurt for British speakers."
2) "‘으’ is also difficult, being rare in English, although it is a short ‘u’ something close to the uh in uh-oh."
However, in the previous paragraph, it says that '어' is the name for 'ㅓ' which sounds 'eo' as in gut. The same way, ‘으’ is the name for 'ㅡ ' which sounds 'eu' as in 'ugh'.
Ans: No, not accurate(I'm native Korean).
Especially ㅓ, ㅕ, ㅡ, ㅢ sounds have critical problem.
I.e., here is actual ㅢ sound lesson. Does the sound similar to what you think?
And you're not the only person who catches this "어으" sound problem.
Thank you very much for the clarification! Yes the instructions in the video makes sense.