Last week while I was going through piles and piles of paper and notes of my time as a Korea studies mayor I found some quite useful information.
It was a piece of paper my Korean language teacher gave me with links to websites about Korean alphabet or Hangeul. I’ve mentioned some websites to study Hangeul in my last Korean resources post, but here are 4 more!
The first one is all about the history of Hangeul and the Korean language in general. There are also great recordings of pronunciation of the Korean alphabet. Please note that with the pronunciation of the consonants they say the name of the letter and not just the pronunciation of the letter. However here is a quick tip for you; the way the name of the letter is pronounced reveals how the letter itself is pronounced at the beginning and the end of a syllable. For example the ㄹ or r/l it is pronounced as rieul or 리을 which means at the beginning of the word is pronounced as an R at the beginning of a syllable and at the end it is pronounced as an L.
Last but not least for the people who thrive by someone explaining it in a clear manner in a classroom like situation here are 2 videos for you . The first explains the principle of creation of Korean alphabet and its historical background and vowels and consonants and their phonetic value. The second video explains ending consonants and its phonetic value and write and read syllables. The videos are a bit on the long side but defiantly worth watching for someone who really wants to learn Korean.
I hope you find this information useful, if you have other great websites explaining Hangeul. Feel free to share in the comment section below.