CHAT: Hyundai (was: Re: CHAT: F.L.O.E.S.)
|From:||Douglas Koller, Latin & French <latinfrench@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 1, 2004, 22:01|
> >But Hyundai isn't Japanese. At least, the company isn't; it's Korean.
>>Is the name nevertheless of Japanese origin?
>I don't see why. Why wouldn't the company just use a Korean name? I mean,
>Koreans and Japanese don't get along(?), so wouldn't the company want to
>make it known that it is Korean and *not* Japanese?
>"Ah. The name looked Japanese to me, so I assumed that it was."
>I don't see how that would seem to be Japanese. I've never seen <hy> in
>romaji, and I've looked at a few TY Japanese sites.
"hyu" occurs in katakana words I found online, like "hyumanisto"
(humanist) and other "humany" words.
Hyundai is Korean for "the modern age" (Chinese "xian4dai4"; Japanese "gendai")
I would imagine since this is a kanji based thing, the Chinese and
Japanese would use their indignenous pronunciations for the Korean