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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.... YHL


Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>