English speakers as a secondary language make lots of…
In this talk, we will take a look at three points
In Korean, there are some missing sounds that are frequently …
OK. We have four phrases here.What are those originally intended?
Korean sounds very flat.In East Asia, almost all languages
Summer – festival.Sounds very nasty.What should it be instead of bitch?
We have three examples here.-And excuse me. Many Korean people will pronounce it very flat.But you know, it should have proper intonation, depending on -Not good at stress.Ikoand Eco
You need to understand what Korean alphabets look like andHow they affect the mental model of Koreans.
But in English, there is no such a one-to-one relationship.It is pretty much confusing to Koreans,
What happens if a consonant does not have a corresponding vowel?I mentioned earlier that it does not exist in Korean.
Common Pronunciation Errors Made by Koreans
Common Pronunciation Errors Made by Koreans May 29, 2012 Sangjin Han
This Talk is About• Common English pronunciation errors made by Korean students – What – Why• For effective communication with Koreans – They are everywhere! – Some errors seem to apply to Japanese, too.
Outline: Korean Has…1. Different phonetic spectrum – Some missing sounds in Korean2. Weak variation in prosody – Very flat3. Segmental sound – One Korean character = one syllable
• ConsonantsMissing1) R F V TH Z SHAlternative L P, Wh B S, D, T J, G S – Result: somewhere between two for both• Vowels – Kind of OK – Subtle difference between e and ae • Men vs Man 1) At the same time, Korean has many sounds that do not exist in English
Exercise• I rub you• Brown lice, please• This stew is sick• He is a bed boy
Korean Alphabet 101 • One Korean character – One consonant – One vowel – (optional) “the final”• The Korean mental model – One character = one syllable • Each character sounds independently – Same sound same spelling – Same spelling same sound – Consonants cannot exist without a vowel
No one-to-one mapping in English• Desert and dessert• I READ a book yesterday• I will READ a book tomorrow• Would you..? Could you..?• What is it?
Consonant w/o Vowel?• Skip it – Wo-r-k like walk – Car Kah – Holy crab!• Introduce a vowel – Change Chae-in-gee – Distinct Dis-ting-tueh
Conclusion• When you trouble communicating with Korean people, – Use the context for confusing sounds • “Have a seat” when I say “Have a shit” – Focus on spelling rather than stress • Flat sound does not mean they are bored – Try to slow down and be segmental