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Pronunciation of my name

February 9th, 2012 6 comments

(From a memo. Still working…)

I have no phonology knowledge, but here are some guides how to pronunciate my name.

My name is Younghyun Chung for an international usage. My family name is Chung and my first name is Younghyun. In my home country Korea, the order of name goes Chung Young Hyun.

‘Young’ sounds very similar (or same) as an English word ‘young’. For the ‘Hyun’ part, try to make a sound by starting an English word ‘he’ and quickly and smoothly continue to the sound of ‘un’ like the beginning of an English word ‘understand’. Each of these two names corresponds to a Korean alphabet (and Chinese character), and they are concatenated to be my first name as a whole. However, you can call me Young. I know many people have a difficulty in the Hyun part and sometimes people doesn’t like an H-sound in some cultures.

I will try to use the following ways how to explain the pronunciation.

The Wyss (pronounced ‘Veese’) Institute…
Deisseroth (pronounced DICE-er-roth)

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blog upgraded

February 8th, 2012 2 comments

After a short conversation with my friend who said he kept subscribing the RSS of my blog, I upgraded my WordPress blog. I don’t have any content to update but wanted to do a major upgrade on my WordPress blogging system. The version was 2.x and the latest is 3.3.1. I had to upgrade the MySQL version to 5 and PHP to 5. 1and1.com didn’t help me for the troubles during this upgrade but google search and tweeting with my friend made it through. One hope of this upgrade was that better UI for iPhone access but no change so far. Maybe I need to use a better theme for the purpose.

ADD: wptouch plugin installed. Became more mobile friendly blog.

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