Re: Name barbarisms
|From:||Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, May 16, 2001, 23:32|
On Wed, 16 May 2001, Nik Taylor wrote:
> Yoon Ha Lee wrote:
> > As for her middle name Kyung...<shaking head>
> That actually seems pretty easy to me, assuming the pronunciation is
> something like /kjuN/, tho I could see how people might pronounce it
> /kjVN/. Were there other mispronunciations?
It's more like /gjVN/. I have no idea why it's so difficult. /kjuN/ and
/kjVN/ are the most common variants I hear. I can't seem to get my
boyfriend to soften the /k/ to a /g/. <shrug> Then again, I'm lousy at
pronouncing non-Korean names, so....