Archive | May 2014

The original sounds of German words, ‘Ich liebe dich’ by HMJ phonetics.

The original sounds of German words, ‘Ich liebe dich’ by HMJ phonetics are as follows.

Ich liebe dich. (나는 당신을 사랑합니다.)

[ɪç l’i:bə dɪç]

[이히 을’이:브어 드이히]

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The original sounds of the French words, ‘Je t’aime’ by HMJ phonetics.

 The original sounds of the French words, ‘Je t’aime’ by HMJ phonetics are as follows.

 

 Je t’aime. (저는 당신을 사랑합니다.)

[ʒe tem]

[( )에 트에음]

쥐………..으

 

 

 

Gangnam Style

* Analysis of Psy’s song, ‘Gangnam Style’ by HMJ phonetics

 

– English

Gang·nam Style

[gæŋnam stail]

[( )에응.은아음 스트아이을] –> eleven HMJ phonetic syllables

※ The original sound in round brackets is not written for Rick Kim’s copyright. He discovered it first. It is one of u.p.s..

 

– Psy’s original Korean pronunciation

강남 스타일

[강.남 스.타.일] –> five HMJ phonetic syllables 

 Psy’s Korean pronunciation has just ‘five’ syllables. That’s one of reasons why his pronunciations are heard attractively to western people.

 

※ ‘오빤 강남 스타일’ in lyrics 

 This is a shortened form of ‘오빠는 강남 스타일’ in Korean. ‘오빠’ originally means a term of respect with which a girl calls her elder brother in Korea. But it is often used a term of respect with which a girl calls her older ‘boy friend’ of in Korea. In the music video Psy is Hyun-Ah’s older boy friend. And he wants to show himself off in front of her. It’s so funny~. ‘는’ marks that ‘오빠’ is a subject of the sentence. 

 [ㅃ] is a fortis of [ㅂ]. Koreans tends to pronounce much stronger than western people do. They also like very spicy food. Which means that they have hot temper. This also relates to their linguistic habit.

 

오빤 강남 스타일( I who am your older boy friend am a man in Gangnam style.)

[오.빤 강.남 스.타.일]–> seven HMJ phonetic syllables

Psy has told it in an interview that he chose seven syllable words on purpose to give strong rhythm to his song. We all know the result well.

Both [s] and [ɵ] in English and the pronunciation of ‘스’ in Korean

 Both [s] and [ɵ] in English and the pronunciation of ‘스’ in Korean have [스] in common as phonetic symbols in HMJ phonetics. Because their original sound is [스] ‘equally’. The difference among them is that their articulate point, articulate method, etc. are different from one another respectively.

 In HMJ phonetics an articulate point, an articulate method, etc. are described saparated from a phonetics symbol(s). Because an original sound(s) is the most important in a certain sound. 

                          – in the thesis of ‘Hoon Min Jung phonetics the second edition’