KoreanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Sino-Korean word from 孟子

PronunciationEdit

  • (SK Standard/Seoul) IPA(key): [ˈmɛ(ː)ŋd͡ʑa̠] ~ [ˈme̞(ː)ŋd͡ʑa̠]
  • Phonetic hangul: [(ː)/(ː)]
    • Though still prescriptive in Standard Korean, most speakers in both Koreas no longer distinguish vowel length.
Romanizations
Revised Romanization?maengja
Revised Romanization (translit.)?maengja
McCune–Reischauer?maengja
Yale Romanization?māyngca

Proper nounEdit

맹자 (Maengja) (hanja 孟子)

  1. Mencius, a Chinese philosopher, one of the principal interpreters of Confucianism
  2. Mencius (one of the Four Books of Confucianism)