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by altair
May 9th, '06, 13:31
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Korean names and there pronunciation
Replies: 36
Views: 23247

The problem with the New Romanization would be with the established business names

like

현대 -> romanized as Hyundai
real Korean pronunciation is Hyun (as in Jeon Ji-Hyun) Dae (as in Daehanminguk)
if the new Romanization is followed
현대 == Hyeondae
by altair
May 9th, '06, 13:22
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Korean names and there pronunciation
Replies: 36
Views: 23247

The government mandated New Romanization is standard.

The three links that I gave follow the same rules.


I agree that Korean pronunciation is much harder than Japanese. Sometimes, even the natives have a hard time differentiating between the sounds (e.g. 레 and 래)
by altair
May 9th, '06, 11:03
Forum: Travel
Topic: go to korea...
Replies: 57
Views: 21681

do u think december is a bad time to go to korea with the winter comin and all? which is better ... early dec .. or late feb? thanx =) December is not a good time. It is cold and very dry. Fall would be best. Places to go: Panmunjeom, the setting of the movie JSA Soraksan National Park -> Sokcho ci...
by altair
May 9th, '06, 10:42
Forum: Travel
Topic: go to korea...
Replies: 57
Views: 21681

Re: go to korea...

if you dont think korea is a must see... post the reason why .. well I don't think north korea is a must-see place :P On the contrary, there is a waiting list for the tours to 금강산 Keumgangsan resort in North Korea. A lot of Koreans also go to 백두산 Baekdusan via China (The lake on top of this mountai...
by altair
May 9th, '06, 10:38
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Korean names and there pronunciation
Replies: 36
Views: 23247

There is a new official Romanization scheme Romanization of Korean names here http://www.metro.daejeon.kr/english/lifeindaejeon/usefulinfo/romanizationofkorea.jsp If you can read Korean http://www.korean.go.kr/000_new/80_s03_c4.htm another one here http://www.korea.net/korea/kor_loca.asp?code=A020303
by altair
May 9th, '06, 06:35
Forum: Korean Culture & Entertainment
Topic: Goong VS My Girl VS Full House
Replies: 412
Views: 85411

궁 has got to be one of the best Korean dramas. Was able to start with MNIKSS, Full House, and My Girl, not obsessed with finishing them. MNIKSS is just way too loud. Koreans ARE LOUD. On buses, on trains, on the streets... As they say, He who has the loudest voice prevails. MNIKSS is a good series, ...