[KS] Re: romanization systems

Gary Rector / Yu gary at korealore.com
Fri Mar 8 02:42:23 EST 2002

On Thu, 7 Mar 2002, T.N. Park wrote:

> Thus, Pak would be Bak, though the system allows for established proper
> names to remain. (That stipulation, I feel, should mean that Pusan should
> remain Pusan, Inchon as Inchon, Kwangju as Kwangju, etc., given that these
> are "established" proper names; changing them was a misinterpretation of the
> new system's intent.)

By "established proper names," the new official romanization
system means company names, brand names, personal names, and the
like. This does not include geographic names. Thus, under the new
system we're supposed to write these city names as "Busan,"
"Incheon," "Gwangju," etc.

Gary Rector

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