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W Semi-Vowels

In this lesson we will cover the 7 "W" Semivowels. These the "W" sound combined with vowels.

W Semivowels
The W Semivowels are a little more complicated that the Y Semivowels. They are created by combining one of the 3 horizontal vowels (ㅗ, ㅜ and ㅡ) with one of the 5 vertical vowels (ㅛ, ㅠ, ㅖ, ㅒ, ㅑ and ㅕ).

Note: In modern Korean the 3 letters ㅚ, ㅙ and ㅞ are pronounced the same. But you will still need them both to spell correctly.

Vowel Semivowel
e

we

ae

wae

a

wa

eo

weo

i

wi

ui

oe