I just started to learn Korean and I decided to start by learning to read. I learned the pronunciation of the letters "i" and "eu" which sound like "i" and "ö" in German, respectively. So far, so good.
Then I moved on to consonants with "m" being my first. And here is where I'm surprised.
Remembering the vowels I expected that "mieum" would be pronounced "mi-ö-m" but it appears to be pronounced "ma".
My question is: Is Korean like English in that some things are spelled differently from how they are pronounced? Or does "ieu" always become "a"? And if so, could it be spelled as "ma"? And is "m" never pronounced at the end of a word?
Thank you for your help!
In this video here they pronounce all the letters with "u" instead of "a" 😅🙈:
And one with "eu":