수화

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Korean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Korean word from 手話, from (hand) + (speech).

Pronunciation[edit]

Romanizations
Revised Romanization?suhwa
Revised Romanization (translit.)?suhwa
McCune–Reischauer?suhwa
Yale Romanization?swuhwa

Noun[edit]

수화 (suhwa) (hanja 手話)

  1. sign language

Usage notes[edit]

  • In linguistics and among Deaf people, 수어 (手語, sueo) is nowadays preferred because the hanja (hwa, speech) may falsely imply that sign language is not a full language but merely a signed form of spoken language.
  • 수화 (手話, suhwa) remains significantly more common colloquially.