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Distinguish length of vowels?

Is the Modern Seoul dialect losing its length distinction? Yes, length contrast is being neutralised in Seoul Korean. This is something that has been happening for a while: According to Han (1964), ...
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I am a native French speaker and I have enormous issue to pronounce ㅏ VS ㅓ

I think the vowel “ㅓ” doesn’t sound like the “a” in “a cat.” Because it doesn’t. “A cat” sounds [ə kæt] in American English. What you’re referring to would be either [ə]mid central vowel (schwa) or [...
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Romanization of ㅚ in Duolingo

Duolingo is trying to guide learners to correct pronunciation by using Romanization that mimics English phonetics. However, they are also trying to dabble in following a standardized Romanization ...
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How to input ㅇ with romaji input method?

I'm not sure if you can enter any Korean character yet or trying it for the first time. In any case, the first thing to note is that there is no romaji input method. Because Korean is a phonogram (...
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Is there an easy way to remember when to use ㅐ vs. ㅔ?

"애" and "에" are often pronounced the same these days in every day usage, but historically were more distinct, with "애" having a more open-mouthed position and "에&...
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갖다 vs 가지다: much like 해 instead of 하?

Commenting on what you said, a verb's present tense form is always different from the infinitive form (base form). 알다 is only the base form, and 안다 is the present tense -다 form (ㄹ-irregular ...
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How to distinguish the sounds of the two vowels in Korean ᅭ ᅲ?

We pronounce ㅛ as yo, as you guessed. ex) 요리(cooking) is pronounced as yo(요)li(리) 요청(request) is pronounced as yo(요)cheong(청) But, We pronounce ㅠ as yu (or you in some cases, maybe). ex) 우유(milk) ...
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