Why some Korean words are not pronounced as they are written? 1/3

Updated: Sep 5, 2019

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The final consonant sound [ㄱ][ㄷ] or [ㅂ] is pronounces as a [ㅇ][ㄴ] or [ㅁ] sound before the initial consonants [ㄴ] or [ㅁ] in the next syllable.


ㄱ change to [ㅇ] ex:한국말[한궁말], 부엌문[부엉문]


k + n = ng + n


k + m = ng + m



ㄷ change to [ㄴ] ex: 몇명 [면명], 닫는[단는]


t + n = n + n


t + m = n + m



ㅂ change to [ㅁ] ex: 미안합니다[미안함니다], 앞문[암문]

p + n = m + n


p + m = m + m


Review question:


How do you pronouce 감사합니다 ?

[감사함니다]!

한국말? 한궁말?