No-one really likes Romanization do they?
I agree with all the things most Korean learners have to say about romanization
it makes you too lazy to try to learn 한글 ; it never makes sense when its romanized ; how can I ever learn to write if I am using romanization?
Yeah that all makes sense but! If your just using Romanization as a guide to pronunciation ~ is it really that bad? I don’t think so I was just writing some paragraphs from a Naver news article when I thought to myself “Oh…that’s a hard word to pronounce…” and I broke it down phonetically below the word, so I could read it better, and know how to pronounce it. Used like that can romanization really be that bad? I really don’t think so.
Using it all the time in place of using 한글, yes that would not be such a great idea because it means that when you see 한글 you are not really going to know how to pronounce it at all! Why? Because you don’t know the sounds of each consonant or vowel!
Whereas learning 한글 and understanding her sounds will allow you to sometimes write the romanization of the word the way you would understand it so that you don’t get tongue tied when you review your notes :)
Plus we all love it when studying is a bot easier with shortcuts that are taken every now and then :D we just always got to remember that our shortcuts never become out habits for permanent study! This is only for lazy study ~ and handy memorization of words :D