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"ㄹ"의 발음

I usually hear a lot of tips about the pronunciation of this one character, so here's a few of the things I've heard:

1) It's somewhere between an 'R' and an 'L'.
2) At the end of a word, it's more of an 'L'
3) If it comes at the end of a syllable, and the next one starts with ㄹ, then it's pronounced as an 'L' as well.

In the case of 1 and 3, depending on who says it, I can anything from a rolled 'R' (like in spanish) to something close to a soft 'D' sound (like if you were to say 'water' or 'better' in an American accent).

So what pronunciations are acceptable? Do people pronounce the character differently?

For learning: Korean
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    ㄹ은 '유음'이라고 하며, 말 그대로, 혀를 굴리며 발음합니다. 혀끝을 앞니의 뒷쪽에 댔다가, 혀를 입천장에서 아래쪽으로 떼면서, 혀를 조금 뒤로 이동시키면서 발음하면 ㄹ 발음이 됩니다.

    때때로, ㄹ과 ㄹ이 겹쳐서, 연속으로 ㄹ을 발음하는 경우에는 영어의 R과 비슷하게 발음되기도 합니다.

    ㄴ도 혀끝소리지만, ㄴ은 비음이므로, 발음 전에 코에 약간 힘을 줍니다. 그리고 입천장에서 혀를 아래로 떼면서 발음합니다. 이 때, 혀는 뒤로 구르지 않고 바로 아래로 내려오거나 오히려 앞으로 이동합니다.

    usually, your tongue touches the roof of mouth when you pronounce ㄹ.
    it sounds closer to l than r, but your toungue should be touching somewhere between your teeth and very top of the roof.

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