[OT] Corea? (Re: Swastika to be banned by Microsoft?)

From: Don Osborn (dzo@bisharat.net)
Date: Mon Dec 15 2003 - 00:54:59 EST

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    Although I admit to not quite understanding the motivation for this
    suggestion, it seems first of all like a step backward to replace a K with a
    C from a worldwide point of view - c has many different pronunciations in
    different languages and positions; k is pretty constant (so "Korea" from
    English can be very easily taken in similar form in other languages whereas
    "Corea" would not). And besides, the version with a c in English calls to
    mind chorea, which is not a fortuitous resemblance.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Patrick Andries" <Patrick.Andries@xcential.com>
    [. . .]
    > Concerning CJK read somewhere Korea wanted to be named Corea in English.
    > http://www.onzetaal.nl/nieuws/opinternet/a0309.html

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