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Questions about Korean... pronunciation (mostly)

How many different S like sounds does Korean have? From what I have seen in Wikipedia there are at least s, j and ch. Are there any other sounds like that?

Can somebody provide the pronunciation help in IPA for the ng at the end of the word (provided it's consistently pronounced in the same way, of course)? Is it pronounced like that also in the middle of the word?

Also, is Korean a tonal language? I asked a native Korean speaker this once and he just gave me a blank look and said he knew Chinese was but wasn't sure about Korean... (How on Earth can you not be sure about your native language?)

This one is about Korean names, so it probably doesn't exactly belong to this community, but here goes: if the name has three parts (groups of letters separated by spaces when written in Latin alphabet), is it more likely that the first or the last name has two parts?
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