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안녕하세요 여러분!

One of the goals I have for 2018 is to practice Korean more (even if it’s just me and myself), so here’s a quick and boring audio blog to start the year. No matter how much Korean input I have, my output has reached a plateau in terms of pronunciation. I really think that there is a need to focus on pronunciation at the start of learning a language. Because your vocabulary, writing skills, speaking skills can easily improve with time, but somehow it’s a lot harder (based on my own experience) to change pronunciation.


Till next time 🙂

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  • Reply
    13 January, 2018 at 11:41 PM

    감기 걸리셨구나ㅠ 요즘 싱가폴 너무 춥죠~ 코맹맹이 소리 나는게 안타까워요ㅠ 침 삼키는것도 힘드신데 오디오 블로그 올리시다니 진짜 대단대단!
    발음은 카.세.트.테.이.프.라고 한국식 콩글리시 안하시는거 빼곤 다 좋으신데요?ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ
    알고 계실거 같지만 받침 ‘ㄹ’ 발음 신경써서 연습하시면 더 좋아지실거 같아요^^ 더 자세한 피드백 필요하시면 말씀하세요~

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      14 January, 2018 at 9:37 AM

      유리 언니! ^^ 우와 댓글 감사합니다. 네, “ㄹ”의 발음이 잘 안 돼요 ㅋㅋ “ㅈ”도 좀 그래요. 예전부터 쭉 그알게 발음해 왔으니까 고치기 시간이 걸려요. ㅠㅠ 더 자세한 피드백 있으시면 저야 정말 감사하겠습니다!! ㅋㅋ 정말 더 잘 하고 싶어서 솔직하게 말씀하세용 ^___^

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        LEE YURI
        14 January, 2018 at 12:17 PM

        빨리 발음하다보니 그렇게 하신거 같긴 하지만 받침 ‘ㄹ’ 발음하실때 영어 l 처럼 혀 뒷부분으로 발음하시는 경향이 있는거 같아요~ 혀 앞쪽을 이용해서 윗니 뒷쪽에 오도록 의식적으로 연습해보세요^^
        그리고 위에 댓글에 쓰신 부분 중에서 ‘~해서/~니까’ 에 대해서 잠깐 설명드리자면, 대부분의 평서문의 경우 ‘~해서’가 자연스럽구요, ‘~니까’는 뒤에 ~하세요, ~합시다 등이 올때 쓰여요.
        (“예전부터 그렇게 발음해 ‘왔어서’ 고치는데 시간이 걸려요”
        “더 잘하고 ‘싶으니까’ 솔직하데 말씀해주세요”)

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    14 January, 2018 at 5:13 AM

    i was wondering if you can’t pronounce stuff because you can’t hear it or because you just can’t say it even though you can hear it? sometimes your pronunciation is wrong and off and i can’t tell if you’re just being lazy with your tongue/mouth movements or if you just can’t pronounce the word. So sometimes i have to fill in the gaps like oh she’s trying to say that but isn’t saying it.

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      14 January, 2018 at 5:16 AM

      i’m not sure what the best way for you to solve that problem if it’s the case that you just genuinely say the specific sound. i know there are exercises to improve enunciation/diction/pronunciation in general like for broadcasters and you have to those everyday to actually get a benefit from it or sometimes even right after doing one of those exercises you can notice an improvement/ease in talking.

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      14 January, 2018 at 9:39 AM

      Mmm not too sure, I’m wondering about it too 🙂 although I’ve not heard you speak Japanese and so I don’t know how good you are, but I’m wondering how do you practice pronunciation/intonation etc? If I’m not wrong, I don’t think you had formal lessons too before right. A lot of times, what we think/hear ourselves say (in real time) is still different from hearing yourself via an audio clip.

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        15 January, 2018 at 6:47 AM

        I don’t practice pronunciation/intonation and i haven’t had formal lessons either. the only practice I do is when i talk to myself which i’m content with since i was never a chatty person (I can’t believe there are people that exist that talk forever. i’m sure you’ve met a few of those in your lifetime). I’ve just listened and read a lot of japanese and I remember in the beginning that one day i noticed the intonation in japanese (before that day I couldn’t hear it), then eventually i was able to mimic it. the pronunciation part is easy since they barely have any sounds.

        you can definitely deliberately work on intonation via pitch accent lessons and trying to memorize pitch accent of specific words

        there’s youtube videos on that

        also mattvsjapan

        for korean maybe more (by more I mean a LOT) listening/reading/speaking will fix it for you or just accept that you have an accent in korean which is perfectably acceptable since i don’t have problems understanding you.

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        15 January, 2018 at 6:53 AM

        A lot of times, what we think/hear ourselves say (in real time) is still different from hearing yourself via an audio clip.

        i GET What you mean by that for intonation like you’ll think you’re saying it right but people will say you’re wrong and then you’ll listen to a recording of yourself saying it and realize that you’re saying it wrong. maybe it’s not an issue for you since you speak mandarin.

        i think for just for pronunciation you would already know at least that’s been my experience. firstly, i would be able to tell if i can hear that sound, and if i do i can try to mimic it and then eventually be able to say it.

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