Today was my first Korean lesson. I go to the downtown YMCA for two hour lessons every Saturday. I know that its impossible to become fluent in a year but I want to learn survival Korean. Numbers, directions, what the hell am I eating, you know the usual.
Today we spent the entire time with alphabet. Korean letters are stacked consonants above vowels and then the pairs are combined to make words. Korean is also a very soft sounding language which is completely unlike every other language I have tired to learn. I want to make the words sound like German or Arabic and the instructor cringes at every letter I say.
This is going to take allot of work! Until then enjoy this alphabet rap!