7 In Korean learning journey (:

Things are more fun in Korean

What a random picture. 😀

Some of you may know that I major in 언어학 and I do have to learn and memorise the above (in English of course). Phonetics is one of my least interested area and but somehow, everything seems twice as fun in Korean. 😀 I have different ‘areas of concentration’ when learning Korean and they change from time to time. First it was kpop news, then economic news and now it is my major. 😀

The current book I’m using contains a section on Korean phonology and it’s really interesting. ^^ I really want to gain an in depth knowledge of the Korean language. As I’ve mentioned countless times, Korean has this unexplainable appeal and beauty that keeps drawing me in. I’m planning to read up on the history of the Korean language and probably Korean history during the holidays. ㅋㅋㅋ

And I shall see if I can find a book or resource teaching me the 부산 사투리. ㅎㅎ Okay, I know I should work on my Seoul pronunciation first.

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    19 May, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    Korean has this unexplainable appeal and beauty that keeps drawing me in —> ditto! exactly what I said on my latest blog entry – something that I don’t feel in Japanese.. 😐

    I’m bad with phonology! I’m grateful I already know Korean when we studied basic phonology. I guess I would have a hard time learning the vowel positions if I have no Korean background (since we only have 5 vowel sounds in our language).

    부산 사투리 i want! Since Kim Sun-Ah’s next movie is situated in 부산 and they use 부산 사투리. I’m fangirling again! 😀

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      20 May, 2011 at 4:48 PM

      samee i hate english phonology. oops. wow! I cant wait to hear her speak in dialect! heh.

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        20 May, 2011 at 4:53 PM

        I was browsing at her fancafe this morning and I just realized she used 부산 사투리 when she wrote her most recent message. 🙂

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    20 May, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    부산 사투리~~??!! Wowwww~~ if therez such a book tt teach dialect, share with us here in ur blog ya….i’m interested in learning 사투리 too…seems like fun when the idols used their dialect in conversations in variety shows~~ (:

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      20 May, 2011 at 4:47 PM

      hahaha i’ll have to check that out when i go korea next time. i doubt singapore will ever stock such a book. LOL. will try to see if there are any online resources 😀

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    Alex Ristich
    26 May, 2011 at 5:12 AM

    This is totally true 🙂

    My hunch is that because it takes longer to read anything in Korean than our native language (speaking for most of us here), we actually have to pay more attention to what we’re reading. I find that the amount of attention you pay to something is directly proportional to how interesting you find it to be.

    I’ve totally noticed the same thing, and on my most recent trip to Korea (which was my 3rd time there), I found everything much more fascinating than my first time there (almost 3 1/2 years ago). 🙂

    By the way, this time around I went to Busan/Changwon/Ulsan and hung out with a couple of friends. One friend has a pretty strong 사투리, and as I spent more time with him I found myself talking more and more like him 🙂 The intonation is totally different, but I think it’s a lot more fun than 서울말 😛

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      26 May, 2011 at 3:45 PM

      True, it’s so difficult to pay attention and put in effort to reading something that you are not interested in.

      I hope that my next trip to Korea will be even more fruitful 😀 After nearly a year of not speaking in korean, I’m sure i’m getting rusty. Can’t wait to see my Korean has improved over the year though. xD

      hahaha that’s really cool. I’ve heard of people going to busan straight and picked up a perfect busan accent and not the 서울말. much more challenging though (:

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