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    typhoon or "tae-poong"

    The Korean word for "typhoon" is "tae-poong", so I suspected it must be from a Chinese word which imitated the English word "typhoon" by sound. What do you think? This can be probably answered by Asians.

    44)A hundred years ago, typhoons were not given names. Weather forecasters just called each one "a typhoon"...

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    Re: typhoon or "tae-poong"

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The Korean word for "typhoon" is "tae-poong", so I suspected it must be from a Chinese word which imitated the English word "typhoon" by sound. What do you think? This can be probably answered by Asians.

    44)A hundred years ago, typhoons were not given names. Weather forecasters just called each one "a typhoon"...
    This doesn't really answer your question, but it is interesting: Online Etymology Dictionary

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