Parker Glynn-Adey (pgadey) wrote in linguaphiles,
Parker Glynn-Adey
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Why is Korean hard?

Hello,

Recently I've taken an interest in Korean and I've read left, right, and centre that it's an incredibly difficult for native English speakers to learn. But from what I understand, the writing system is incredibly regular and easy to learn, the verb paradigm for 99% of the verbs can be written on a napkin, and there seems to be very little in the way of noun declension. So is the honorific system maddeningly paradoxical, and there sneaky demonically tricky features I'm missing out on. Or is the whole language a large structural mire for English speakers? Note: I know almost nothing about Korean, but I'm very curious about learning it.

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