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Originally posted by deevee
Here's an interesting account of a grad student's trip to the North 1stopkorea.com...~mainframe He speaks fluent Korean and talks of the language differences
Sure enough, the accent was so thick it felt like a different language at first. Even a lot of the words were different, the most important one being the name of the country. In South Korean one says "han-guk," but saying that in the North apparently causes your listener's face to curl up like they've just taken a big suck on a lemon.