Korean Character Question ( the ᄋ character?)?
Topic: Accompanying letter of thanks
July 17, 2019 / By Kolour Question:
im learning the korean characters and i know that the character ᄋ means or sounds like "ng" but in the word 천만에요 you see the character several times, but when you spell out the word "Chonmaneyo" you dont see "ng" i know the "eo" character is in there though it not spelled with the extra e so my question, why does the "ng" show up so often even when there is no "ng"? i know you can combined letter to but im still confused :( thanks!
Best Answers: Korean Character Question ( the ᄋ character?)?
Jayden | 6 days ago
For that character, there are two sounds. The "ng" sound, and also as a silent consonant used to combine with vowels.
For example, "사랑" is read as "sarang." The ᄋcharacter contains the "ng" sound, but in "천만에요", the ᄋ character is silent. The prupose of it being there is to accompany the vowel, because the vowel cannot stand alone. So when you see ᄋwith a vowel, you just read it as the vowel.
I hope this isn't confusing for you. I'm not too good at explaining.. Good luck with it!
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Well, 'ㅇ' sounds nothing as usual.
This is probably helpful for you.
For example, 피아노 [Piano] = same meaning and same sound with English.
In this case, ' O ' sounds nothing. But if 'o' coms in the bottom, It sounds 'ng'.
For example, 사랑 [sarang / love] 가방 [gabang / bag] 공주 [gongju / princess]
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the ᄋ character is pronounced "young- ja", "yee-uhng" or "gong"
Its sound is most similiar to the English letter "A" or "E"
its also used to make "ng" sounds like you said
it is a consanant
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that character when it is used before a vowel sound, it is silent, so u wouldnt pronounce that character
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