Stylized mouths

In Korean, there are no separate sounds for L and R, the sound is singular and without a baroque Spanish trill or roll. There is no B and V for us, no P and P I always thought someone must have invented certain words to torture us. Frivolous. Barbarian. I remember my father saying. Your eyes all led, staring at me after I’d smoked pot for the first time, and I went to my room and laughed until I wept.

Native Speaker, Chang-rae Lee

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