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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."

and

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'.

August 28, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Crrct_my_Eng_thx

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?

https://youtu.be/qTya2TDIYDQ?t=40

And you're not the only person who catches this "어으" sound problem.

https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/33954572

September 8, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tesseractive

Thank you very much for the clarification! Yes the instructions in the video makes sense.

September 10, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sunmink

good job! take a lingot!

August 28, 2019
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