Initial Sound

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Korean Name - Romanization and Pronunciation
... The initial sound in "Kim" shares features with both the English 'k' (in initial position, an aspirated voiceless velar stop) and "hard g" (an ... initially, Kim starts with an unaspirated voiceless velar stop sound it is voiceless like /k/, but also unaspirated like /ɡ/ ... In the former case, the initial sound is a liquid consonant ...

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