[KS] Re: pinyin system and Korean romanization

Ross King jrpking at unixg.ubc.ca
Wed Dec 1 00:32:47 EST 1999

>King's reaction ...  Foreign specialists can do little more than accept what
>is ultimately designed, not all that unpalatable, and follow their own
>route for specialist applications.

Hmm. I think this is pretty much what I ended up saying in my longer posting.

>And one should be more circumspect
>before characterizing the Chinese script as "beastly and inefficient".

If I remember correctly, Chinese commentators on the Chinese script have
said far worse. And by comparison with hangul vis a vis Korean, I think the
terms are not so inaccurate.

Ross King
Associate Professor of Korean


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