Monday, July 14, 2008

There is no Mr. Lee!

"Lee" is one of the most common surnames (which are actually forenames here) in Korea. Now, I have known for awhile that there is an R/L fusion letter. I thought that was how "Lee" was supposed to be pronounced as "R/Lee".

We are learning the letters in Korean class and our teacher, Mr. Lee had us read his name, but "Lee" was just "e". Since my friend Dan-Bi also has the name Lee, I asked her and she confirmed her name is,"E Dan-Bi". Where is the L come from? She doesn't know but think it is easier to translate.

The picture is still fuzzy, but becoming clearer...

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