[KS] Re: Han'gul romanization
sangoak at snu.ac.kr
Tue Mar 14 04:14:48 EST 2000
Let us share this interesting letter from Prof. Fouser to me (Sang-Oak Lee).
My additional comment is not only 'kimchi'>'gimchi' but also 'Korean'>'Gorean'
should be seriously considered at this stage. We had a fun with 'Corean' and
how about 'G' now? Cf. 'KoryO'> 'Goryeo', 'KoguryO'>'Goguryeo', etc.
rjfouser at msg.biglobe.ne.jp wrote:
> Dear Professor Lee,
> Here's something funny about the spelling of "kimchi." Also, isn't it
> interesting that the new foreign minister was the previous head of the Korea
> Foundation? Perhaps he should convince the minister of culture to think
> about how the romanization debate is deeply damaging to promoting Korean
> studies. That a Korean institution (NAKL) can alienate foreign scholars (as
> seen in recent contributions to the list) to such an extreme degree is
> certainly cause for alarm for anyone wishing to promote Korean studies
> around the world.
> With best wishes,
> Bush turns tables on pop quiz reporter
> January 13, 2000
> Web posted at: 5:45 p.m. EST (2245 GMT)
> PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (Reuters) - Texas Gov. George W. Bush turned the tables on
> the reporter who embarrassed him in a televised pop quiz last year with a
> surprise question of his own Thursday.
> The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, who has shown a
> propensity for mixing up foreign-policy names and places, was asked in
> November by Andy Hiller, the political correspondent for WHDH-TV in Boston,
> to name the leaders of four world hot spots.
> Bush gave only one, partial answer, alluding to President Lee Teng-hui of
> Taiwan. He drew blanks on Chechnya, India and Pakistan.
> But during a campaign stop at a Rotary Club lunch in Portsmouth on Thursday,
> Bush and Hiller crossed paths again as the Texan was leaving Yoken's
> Restaurant in a heavy snowstorm. "John McCain says he will be in deep kimchi
> (various spicy Korean pickles) if he loses New Hampshire. What do you
> think?" Hiller shouted.
> "How do you spell 'kimchi'?" Bush shot back.
> Hiller's reply was drowned out by laughter.
> McCain, the Arizona senator who is Bush's chief rival, believes he will have
> to win the nation's first primary, held in New Hampshire on Feb. 1, to take
> the Republican nomination away from the Texan.
> Bush leads by a wide margin in national polls but is in a dead heat with
> McCain or trails him in some New Hampshire surveys.
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