Basic Consonants

Basically, we have :

(1)        k/g (as in kid or game)
(2)        t/d (as in tiger or dog)
(3)        p/b (as in pig or bed)
(4)        ch/j (as in charming or jungle)
(5)        s (as in speech)
(6)        m (as in mother)
(7)        n (as in noise)
(8)        r/l (as in rain or lily)
(9)        h (as in high)
(10)      ng (as in ring) This sound only applies when ㅇ is the final consonant of a syllable.When the same symbol is used at the start of a syllable it has no sound, and acts as a dummy consonant for syllables that begin with a vowel.

***Note : According to the original Hunmin Jeongeum text :
  depicts the root of the tongue blocking the throat;
  depicts the outline of the tongue touching the upper palate;
  depicts the outline of the mouth;
  depicts the outline of the incisors (the teeth at the front);
  depicts the outline of the throat.

The other symbols were derived by adding strokes to the basic ones.

Practise writing the consonants, paying attention to the stroke order shown below.

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