Sino-Korean word from 類, from the Middle Korean reading 류 (Yale: lyu).
- (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ɾju(ː)]
- Phonetic hangeul: [류(ː)]
- Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, the great majority of speakers (in both Koreas) no longer distinguish vowel length.
|Revised Romanization (translit.)?||lyu|
류 • (ryu) (hanja 類)
- type; kind; sort
그런 류의 사고는 다시는 일어나면 안 된다.
- Geureon ryuui sagoneun dasineun ireonamyeon an doenda.
- An accident of that sort must never again happen.
The prescriptive South Korean standard demands the pronunciation 유 (yu) for this character when used as a noun, but 류 (ryu) is by far the more common—the number of Google search results preliminarily suggest that 류 (ryu) is about ten times more frequent than 유 (yu). South Korean legal documents also regularly use the "incorrect" 류 (ryu). In North Korea, only 류 (ryu) is accepted.
—류 • (-ryu) (hanja 類)
- type; category