Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Kushibo (and others) on Romanization

Thanks to Brian in Jeollanamdo Chŏllanam-do, Kushibo pops up in the media quite a bit, and not because of anything illegal or untoward. 

(Not yet, anyway. The evidence in those corruption, armed robbery, and sexual harassment cases is buried so deep, it's likely to pop out the other side of the Earth.) 
Anyway, here are some of my thoughts on Romanization systems, but you might have to scroll down a bit to get the full argument (spoiler: Kushibo is a big McCune-Reischauer fan, for good reason that has been put to the test). 

Kushibo's advice is to return to McCune-Reischauer (with the shi instead of si), work with Microsoft and Apple to ensure that ŏ/o and ŭ/u yield the same search results, and educate the population on how to utilize the system properly. If I hear one more person say they're flying into In-CHAY-ahn Airport, I'm pulling someone's hair out. 

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