What was that word?

Let’s break 나무 (the word for tree) up into its parts, taking it out of the square syllable boxes so we can figure out how it's pronounced:



This word is pronounced na-mu .

And there you have it. It's an application of the rules for syllables:

  1. A syllable begins with a consonant.
  2. A syllable has at least one consonant and one vowel.
  3. Each syllable gets written in a square box.

On the next page are the rules for writing syllables into a square box.

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