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21 January 2010 @ 08:11 pm
Pusan dialect  
A classmate of mine told me that she's taking a Korean class for heritage learners. The professor requires that the students get out-of-class practice with a native speaker. However, the professor forbade her to practice with her family since they're from Pusan and the dialect and accent are different.

Anyway, in the past, it seemed she was a little self conscious... So I have to ask .. is Pusan dialect stigmatized? And what exactly sets Pusan dialect apart from Seoul dialect or standard Korean?
 
 
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한국 사람이 아니다: TokyoCocotalonvaki on January 22nd, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
The way it was explained to me is, the Busan accent is like a Southern accent in the United States. Compared to the more "sophisticated" northern city accent, it sounds uneducated and backwater.
Elizabethjajikimbap on January 22nd, 2010 05:54 am (UTC)
To me it sounds more sing-songy (not quite sure how to describe it), but there's definitely a difference.
miramiramaru on January 22nd, 2010 06:05 am (UTC)
:S:S:S Poor Pusan. I love Pusan. :D:D:D Cause its my city. <333 Yes its true some Korean people tend to think that the South area is poor and there's that "strange dialect" as they say but in fact Pusan dialect can be understood by Seoul people, the only dialect that cant be understood is the traditional Jeju island dialect.
squishibananas on January 22nd, 2010 10:12 pm (UTC)
Oh god, Jeju dialect... what. Have you seen the drama, Tamna the Island or 탐나는 도다? The characters on that speak the Jeju dialect and it felt like I was learning Korean again, haha!

Since I was in Ulsan for a year, which is about half an hour north of Busan, the accents were similar and ditto what everyone else is saying about it being the "hick" accent of Korea. I tried picking it up >:D but five years of Seoul-dialect learning made that nigh impossible.

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miramiramaru on January 24th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Oh you were in Ulsan? Too bad we didnt know each other back then. Actually, I havent seen the drama cause I dont watch that much drama at all, but I also heard Jeju dialect and its like WTF lol cute.

Ἠλυσία: 홍기: zzzhadeseus on January 22nd, 2010 07:55 am (UTC)
When I first listened to the Busan dialect I was like "omg wtf IT SOUNDS LIKE JAPANESE", which it does if you've never heard it before, and to me it continues to sound that way.

I've heard lots of things about the Busan accent, the most common being that it's associated with informality... and loads and loads of slang. A couple of people even associated it with gang culture.

I don't know what Seoulites think of Busan or vice versa, but I do know that the accents are completely different. Like the difference between our British standard accent and the accent from the Deep South. Personally I can't catch a word of the Busan accent, but I imagine you'd get used to it quite quickly, and vice versa with the Seoul accent.
squishibananas on January 22nd, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Discard Before Usingakujunkan on January 23rd, 2010 02:40 am (UTC)
When I first listened to the Busan dialect I was like "omg wtf IT SOUNDS LIKE JAPANESE", which it does if you've never heard it before, and to me it continues to sound that way.

Yes, yes it does, especially the intonation. I've actually have people ask me if I'm learning Korean from a Busan native. Which I'm not--I just speak Japanese, which apparently is influencing my accent a lot.
Melonstrawberrychair on January 22nd, 2010 08:37 am (UTC)
i am not sure. I am now in changwon, somewhere near busan and i heard from some of them that satoori/satorri (the dialect/slang you called it), is difficult for people from different areas and different areas, there are different ones~

Haha, i dont think which is better just that they say people in seoul speaks "std" korean~
miramiramaru on January 22nd, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
wow you live in changwon? then we are pretty close to each other. we could be even friends. :)) i've never had a friend from singapore.
Melonstrawberrychair on January 23rd, 2010 08:26 am (UTC)
Really? hehe me wants to know more ppl, especially when uare near here! Hehe, which country are you from? I am now in KIMS(재료연구소)! hehe Do u have msn? Keke
miramiramaru on January 24th, 2010 05:57 pm (UTC)
yes i have msn, i will let u know in your journal :)
Melon: Jae the cookstrawberrychair on January 25th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
Hehe added you!!! Keke nice to meet u!
Discard Before Usingakujunkan on January 23rd, 2010 02:37 am (UTC)
No kidding! I was in Changwon back in 2007--it was a pretty sweet place.
Melonstrawberrychair on January 23rd, 2010 09:09 am (UTC)
hehehe really? Any recommendation on whr to go? =D
blueocean80blueocean80 on January 27th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Hee. BusyAtom had a whole section about the Pusan slang/accent. He's redesigning the site so I can't find the link anymore, but I found this vid ^_^

Christian Velásquez Pañganibantisoi on January 28th, 2010 04:49 am (UTC)
oh thanks!
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