Korean 101

Korean has two standalone diphthongs:

oe ㅚ 
like 'whe' in "when"


ui ㅢ 
like 'u' + 'i'


In addition, most vowels can be modified by prefixing them with 'y' or 'w':

wa ㅘ 
wae ㅙ 
wo ㅝ
wi ㅟ
we ㅞ
ya ㅑ 
yo ㅛ 
yeo (yŏ) ㅕ 
yu ㅠ 

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