Saturday, September 15, 2012

The beginning of a beginning.

Are you ready,
Are ready for this,
Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?!

Great re-mix of Queen's "Another One bites the dust".

Anyway, back to this page.

        Have you ever been to Seoul? It's located in South Korea just below North Korea. I've never been to Seoul, but I am visiting at the end of the year. I'm really excited. But I have some flaws. I am not familiar with the language nor etiquette of South Koreans. So I decided to start a project on learning the Korean language, or others may call it, Hangul. So many links to follow. You don't need to look at the page for Hangul, as I will explain it all in my following posts... Should you choose to the "read" pill..... Anyone seen The Matrix?

        Enough with the references! My name's Harmonity. I'm an online personality, and that's all you need to know!

         Recently, I ate at a Korean restaurant, and I talked with the locals about learning the language. They have said, "Hangul is probably one of the hardest languages to learn because we have so many formality and respective responses." Kudos, for those who believe Spanish is the hardest, Korean just ousted it. Now, what "formality" are we talking about? I'll explain. Looking from a female's view, you have to call your elders by a particular name (mind you I'm learning also), your older sister would be called "un-ni" but from a male's view on the same older sister, would be "noo-na". Now let's do an older brother: Females would say "op-pa" but males would say "hy-ung" (pronounced hun-ung, not hi-ung).

         Must be why Korean books are so difficult to understand because they're teaching to the general public. Don't worry! I will be separating it for males and females so we both can learn easily. After all, you are reading this.

        I have plans to learn this language as painless as possible. I found a local Hangul Language Club, and they meet once every two weeks, and the teachers are volunteers. Oh did I mention it was free? NIFTY! Then I'm going to a local Korean church because I was told by the locals from the restaurant that the Pastor's wife teaches Korean. I am looking forward to that, but for now, I leave you with the globally famous song by PSY...

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