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Romanization or Latinization is the process by which words and languages that normally use alphabets other than the Latin alphabet are converted into Latin letters so that people who do not know the original alphabet can still read the sounds of the language. It is one way to show pronunciation of words from a non-Latin writing system.

Methods of Romanization[change | edit source]

Transcription[change | edit source]

Transcription occurs when the effect at the end is that both the original and the transcribed version sound the same, whether or not each letter alone in one text matches the corresponding letter in the other one.

Transliteration[change | edit source]

Transliteration occurs when the effect at the end is for the letters to match one to one, whether or not the sound is the same.

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