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Two pronunciations now accepted for ‘gimbap’

Gimbap (김밥, in the Revised Romanization of Korean) or kimbap (in McCune–Reischauer romanization) is a Korean dish made of rice and other ingredients rolled up in dried seaweed. The Korean name 김밥 literally means ‘laver rice’, from 김 [ɡ̊iːm] (‘laver, a type of edible seaweed’) and 밥 [b̥ap] (‘cooked rice’). Until recently, the only recognized standard pronunciation of 김밥 was [ɡ̊iːm.bap]. Standard Korean is theoretically based on the contemporary speech used in Seoul by refined folk, and according to that definition, [ɡ̊iːm.bap]…

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