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Hangeul Romanization needs fixing

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Hangeul Romanization needs fixing

A road sign near Kyunghee University in Seoul spells the name of a nearby subway station as "Hoegi", honoring the governmentenforced Romanization system. The spelling does not properly reflect the actual pronunciation of the word, a shortcoming cited by some Korea specialists on a new Romanization format adopted in 2000. / Korea Times file

Experts shun it, users confused, government sits on handsBy Do Je-haeThe current Romanization system for Hangeul (Korean script) has been in use for more than 10 years, but people still find it confusing. Moreover, Hangeul experts shun it and prefer using an older system. Although the government knows this, it refutes calls to fix the system, citing a variety of reasons. Seoul has, so far, paid little or no attention to voices that criticize the scheme originally introduced by the culture ministry during Kim Dae-jung's administration (1998-2003).Despite governmental promotion of the Romanization system, the older McCune-Reischauer system, adopted at the beginning of the 20th century, still maintains its position as the preferred method of Romanizing Korean in some key areas of academia and publishing. The Korea Times contacted several foreign experts on Korea about the issue. Most were still use the older system and are in favor of some form of revision."I do not use the new Romanization system at all, and prefer the old one - that is, McCune-Reischauer", said Vladimir Tikhonov, a professor of Korean and East Asian Studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. "The new Romanization just does not work for foreigners, it only misleads them. Neither our university library nor any public library here in Norway which I know, uses the current governmental system", Tikhonov said. "I think that the best thing to do for the next government will be to acknowledge the mistake their predecessors made, and return to a simplified (without diacritics) version of McCune-Reischauer system".Some foreign scholars working in Korea share similar views."Like many foreigners, I do not like the new system for several reasons: 1) the use of "eo" foris cumbersome; 2) initial g, d, b, j for , ,andlook bad; 3) the new system was forced on people undemocratically; and North Korea still uses a close variant of the old system (before the change in 2000, both Koreas used almost the same system)", said Robert Fouser, professor of the Department of Korean Language Education at Seoul National University. "I use the new system when I write for publications in Korea, but the old system when I write for publications overseas. Publications usually specify the system, and most overseas require the old system", he added. He suggested the government revert to the old system, but asks specialists (Koreans and foreigners) to work together to solve the problem of the breve and the apostrophe.The McCune-Reischauer preference can also be seen on the Internet. For example, many Youtube recordings of K-Pop hits display captions in older Romanized versions.But the government's position is that the transfer to the new system, albeit flawed, has taken root particularly in public institutions and as the standard text for road signs.Recently, the National Institute of the Korean Language (NIKL) announced key policy goals for the next two years during a media briefing. However, absent from the announcement, was how to address the remaining confusion over the Revised Romanization, particularly in light of the rising demand for Korean education outside the country triggered by the "hallyu" (Korean Wave) boom. The hallyu boom has led to a surge of interest in learning Hangeul particularly in Japan, China and some Southeast Asian nations like Vietnam and Nepal.One of NIKL's core responsibilities is to oversee policies for Romanizing Korean, but the agency does not yet have solid data, i.e. surveys or studies, to access how widespread use of the new system is in key areas, including academia, media and the publishing industries here and abroad.When the subject of the Romanization controversy emerged during the media briefing, the NIKL was unprepared to offer a clear direction ahead. Both the NIKL and the culture ministry are not looking to alter the current Romanization in the near future."We will keep our ears open to the opinions of those users of the Romanized Korean in various sectors of society", said Min Hyun-sik, director general of the NIKL during the press conference in Insa-dong in downtown Seoul.Such a lukewarm response resembles the one previously given by Culture Minister Choe Kwang-shik during a Korea Times interview last month."This is not just a matter of changing the Romanization system. Going back and forth on such major policies could hurt how Korea's global stature", Choe said. "If we were to revert to the old system, this would cause more confusion". The top cultural policymaker was apprehensive about the immense costs that could be incurred from a policy flip-flop on Romanization. More than $260 million was spent changing road signs across the nation following the introduction of the new system.

'Remember' Yoo Seung Ho, Takes On Park Sung Woong's Case

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'Remember' Yoo Seung Ho, Takes On Park Sung Woong's Case

In "Remember - War of the Son" Yoo Seung Ho took at the lawyering of Park Sung Woong who used to be arrested for attempted murder.

On the episode of SBS Wednesday/Thursday drama "Remember - War of the Son" (script Yoon Hyun Ho, director Lee Chang Min, production Trademarks Film) of Feb 10th, Suh Jin Woo (played via Yoo Seung Hoo) took on the case of Park Dong Ho (played by Park Sung Woong).

On this day, Suh Jin Woo went over to Park Dong Ho and emphasized the truth that he had no aim to take on the defense of Park Dong Ho. Suh Jin Woo said, "I am now notprotecting you lot for you. Here's to make positive that Nam Il Ho (played by Park Jin Hee) and Nam Kyu Guy (played by Nam Goong Min)'s grimy mouths discuss their sins."

Pop Quiz: Which 'Reply' series' male lead is your long term husband?

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Pop Quiz: Which 'Reply' series' male lead is your long term husband?

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Does WINNER’s Jinwoo PERFECTLY Have compatibility The “Flower Boy” Symbol Enjoyed By way of SM Entertainment?

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However, netizens currently discussed an idol from YG Entertainment who truly fit SM Entertainments symbol for their male idols, and would be enjoyedvia founder Lee Soo Man. In keeping witha well-liked mail on InstizWINNERJinwoo really suits amongst the flower boy picture of SM Entertainment artists. The post has turn intorather popular online, with many netizens agreeing with the suggestion.

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Korean Youngster Is Bewildered By way of His Sister’s FILTHY Conduct In VIRAL Pann Post

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1221 / -16 Im a feminine who now stories approximately Socrates and Plato I even knit at homesteadand not wipe my butt without my Eu handkerchief with plants on them I cant even believe wiping it without any handkerchief with flower designs Of course, I never use the similar handkerchief ever again.. When Im home, I in most cases play my violin or drink tea whilst reading.. Im also learning the techniques of tea ritethose days. I also have learned how to cook Korean, American, Chinese and Easternto arrange for all of my guests. ^^

881 / -16 As a woman, I used to beshocked by your sister ^^ These days, Im reading and learning yoga ^^ I dont devour anything rather then dew ^^ I shower a minimum ofthree times a day^^ Morning, afternoon and evening ^^ And I never have farted in my life so I wouldnt know about that ^^ Oh and most sensibleremark person! You wipe your butt with handkerchiefs in flower designs? ^^ I use one with bears ^^ We could share handkerchiefs ^^ Now Im going to leave now bye bye bye~ ^^

746 / -10 There are girls like that during the world? My buddies and I really wash as a minimum 10 times an afternoonLadies dont fart, burp nor poop.. Ah!! Perhaps your sister is acting so as to get as regards to her brother no?

Korean Lovers On Instiz Alternate Their Profile Images After DERP Photo Of BTS Is going VIRAL

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Korean Lovers On Instiz Alternate Their Profile Images After DERP Photo Of BTS Is going VIRAL

For example, the participants of popular male idol group BTS are no strangers to awkward photos, and their lovers are no doubt aware. In fact, some fans these days showed the gang some affection throughthe use of some awkward pictures of the Big Hit Entertainment members as their profile pictures. Intrigued with the peculiar trend, many netizens have discussed the profile photographs on Instiz, where its receiveda massive number of attention.

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Fans trade their profile to the mythical derp image of BTS member

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Fans trade their profile to the mythical derp image of BTS member

For example, the contributors of popular male idol group BTS are no strangers to awkward photos, and their fanatics are indisputably aware. In fact, some fans lately showed the crowd some affection by capacity ofthe use of some awkward pictures of the Big Hit Entertainment members as their profile pictures. Intrigued with the atypical trend, many netizens have discussed the profile images on Instiz, where its wona huge number of attention.

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Police officers' not easy paintings all over the Lunar New Year is stated with gifts from citizens

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Police officers' not easy  paintings  all over the Lunar New Year is stated with gifts from citizens

Kim Nam Chul was one police officer to paintingsthroughout the holiday; he had gained a record from a 52-year old Kim, who had his telephone stolen on Lunar New Year. 

Officer Kim and others left for the scene straightaway and found outthe usage of CCTV pictures that a 56-year-old Jung had stolen the phone. After two hours of looking the vicinity, the police controlled to apprehend the robber and go backthe telephone to the fashioned owner. 

Kim Young Adequate of the Jeju Police's Public Affairs team relayed happily, "We're thrillednow notmost effective to have captured the crookthrudecided investigation and detective work yet also that the citizens who saw us work during the vacationgreatsatisfactory to leave us with touching gifts." 

Kim So Yeon and Kwak Si Yang move on a romantic educate travel on 'We Were given Married'

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Kim So Yeon and Kwak Si Yang move on a romantic educate  travel on 'We Were given Married'

The manufacturers gave Kwak Si Yang and Kim So Yeon a wheel of fortune with otherforms of trips on it. Although Kwak Si Yang sought after a more exciting adventure, they ended up with a educate ride into the country. Kim So Yeon acknowledgedright through her solo interview, "I'm k amongstanyplaceso long as my husband is there." 

The actress also unfolded about assembly obsessive fan women of H.O.T in the past. She said, "When I filmed the film 'Change' in 1997, I had a massive number of reasons to stand on level with H.O.T. I used to bethe largest enemy of fan girls. When I had a duet with Janghyuk, they would scream, 'Go away.' I used to beactually scarred because I changed into in prime school. That is why I wrote a letter and went on a exercise ride by skill of myself."

TWICE Needs All and sundry a Glad Valentine’s Day in Lovable Videos

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TWICE Needs  All and sundry a Glad Valentine’s Day in Lovable Videos

TWICE NeedsEach person a Glad Valentine’s Day in Lovely Videosilmare42 February 13, 2016 0 The individuals of rookie lady group TWICE have created some cute Valentines in the kind of short yetcandy videos!

On February 14 at nighttime KST, JYP Entertainment shared videos of each and every of the nine members sending messages to their fanaticswhilstmaintaining a heart-shaped box of chocolates.

Nayeon plays challenging to get in her video, as she gifts fans with the chocolates while pretending now not to care too much, and then laughs.

Seo Kang Joon Unearths Worries About Acting in “Cheese in the Trap”

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Seo Kang Joon Unearths Worries About Acting in “Cheese in the Trap”

Seo Kang Joon Finds Worries About Acting in Cheese in the Trapehk38 February 13, 2016 0 In an interview with KBS 2TVs Entertainment Weekly, Search engine marketing Kang Joon reveals his worries about acting in tvN drama Cheese in the Trap.

In reaction to the question, Do you sense how popular you are? Seo Kang Joon replies, Because Im most effective on set, I dont really. Its only when I glanceon the web that I see that folks are responding neatly to my acting.

Given the recognition of the webtoon on which the drama is based, Seo Kang Joon reveals he was once worried about taking at thepersonality of the charismatic Baek In Ho.