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Compound Vowels  - Pronunciation

Letter   The sound is similar to:
  a in "apple" 
  ya in "yank"
  e in "end"
  ye in "yes'
 wa in "wasp"
 * not in theory, but in reality similar to we in "went"
  * not in theory, but in reality similar to we in "went"
  wa in "want"
  * not in theory, but in reality similar to we in "went"
  "wee"
This is a sound that starts with and rapidly changing to

 

* For all practical purposes, and especially for foreigners learning Korean, these three vowels can be considered essentially the same.

 

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