Is there any difference in pronunciation between 어 and 오, 애 and 에 in DPRK? As I hear from news or documentary films, the announcer speech spells these vowels in different way. Anyway, is there any differences, for example, in Pyongyang everyday life?

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They have a different accent, but their pronunciations of those vowels are basically same. One notable thing is, a boundary of ㅐ and ㅔ has been blurred in both ROK and DPRK.

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