I have been using the type of conversion for my Korean students when trying to get them to pronounce English words slightly more accurately.
I don't transcribe the meaning of the words. I only transcribe the sounds of the words.
I want to do this conversion faster (so I want to research it hence my question) as I am learning Korean. Usually, my students can help with this type of conversion occasionally, but it is slow (however, they enjoy it).
To be as clear as possible, I am looking at writing Korean text so it sounds as close to English text as possible and what that type of conversion is called. I want to take an English sentence and convert each sound of the phrase into a close corresponding, but similar sound in Korean.
Please use Google Translate and listen to the audio to see what I am talking about.
- 위 윌 씨이 would be converted to "We will see"
- 두 유 러브 미? is "Do you love me?"
- 두 is "do"
- 돈트 is "don't"
What is this type of sound-based conversion called?
I want to be able to search online, find possible apps, and read more information about this.
Edit: A close example I knew before was "Konglish" (Korean English). Words such as
ice cream sound like
"ice cream" in the Korean script. However, it is not the same. There are words such as
nail polish that sound like
"manicure" in Korean script. I am looking at
nail polish sounding like
"nail polish" in Korean script. No other conversions!
Edit 2: I believe @KarlG (in the comment of this post) is the most correct with the phrase
Phonetic transcription. I think there should be an even more accurate word but I think this is very close now.