What is the type of sound-based language conversion called?

Background 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 … Read more

Is “kekeke” considered an English word?

"kekeke" is somewhat of an alternative to "hehehe" or "huehuehue". From Urban Dictionary: This is an onomatopoeia for laughter. Its origin is the Korean onomatopoeia ㅋㅋㅋ, in which ㅋ stands for the "k" sound, like in raspy, stifled laughter. This obviously means it isn’t English in origin but the question I have is whether it … Read more