ALRIGHTY. Let's get on with this lesson. Today we are going over more complex vowels: The Y sounds and W sounds.
Remember when I said that ㅇ also acts as a place holder and has no sound at the beginning of a character? Now we put it into practice.
The Y sounds. Okay *pun alert * see meme above.
Anyways, the Y sounds are your basic vowels with an extra line.
Easy Peasy lemon squeezy.
어 → 여 (yeo)
아 → 야 (yah)
오 → 요 (yo)
우 → 유 (yu)
에 → 예 (yeh)
애 → 얘 (yae)
ㅣand ㅡ come together to create a vowel slur that sounds like ㅖ, but is actually a W sound, they are the exception to the rule.
Okay now this part is tricky, the W sounds. They are vowel slurs.
위, 와,워, *의, 왜, 외, and 웨.
If you recognize some (or all) of the letters in each good job. But for the sake of just because I'll break them down.
우 + 이 = 위
sounds like we (ō + ē)
오 + 아 = 와
sounds like wah (short O sound + ā)
우 + 어 = 워
sounds like wuh ( ō+ eo)
*으 + 이 = 의
sounds like eu + ee slurred together
오 + 이 = 외
Sounds like we (short O sound + ē)
오 + 애 = 왜
Sounds like way (short O sound + short A sound)
우 + 에 = 웨
Sounds like weh (short O sound + short E sound)
That's all for today folks. Keep practicing and don't forget to take breaks, you don't have to do this all at once.