01-31-2008, 13:06 #1
Five elements system? Translation.
So, I'm trying to translate from Japanese into Korean. The word "Gogyo" means "five elements," referring to the Daoist five element system of Chinese medicine (not the Tibetan five element system found in the Book of Five Rings). "Ryu" means sytem (or literally, "current," as in a stream of water).
How would "Gogyo Ryu" be written in Korean?
Hangul would be nice, but the Roman alphabet would be best.
01-31-2008, 20:13 #2
Oh HangOriginally Posted by yamatodamashii
"Gogyo Ryu" is an only different pronunciation of the same Chinese characters. In Korean pronunciation, "Oh Hang Ryu". Korean people understand what "Oh Hang" means in relation with "Yin Yang" (in Korean Um Yang).
"Ryu" is a kind of terms prefered by Japanese, as far as I undestand. Usually, in Korean and Chinese, they prefer the term "Ga" (in Chinese "Chia"), meaning family. "Um Yang Oh Hang Ga" is the much more understandable term for us. Thank you.SungBook Bae
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02-01-2008, 07:37 #3
That was precisely what I needed. Thank you very much!