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I feel like this might be another “Holmes”-type translation.

How did “Jung” as in Carl Gustav Jung get translated as 荣格?

I can’t hear the transliteration at all, myself.

How did it turn out to be translated this way?

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Carl Jung was Swiss German. Jung is pronounced /jʊŋ/ (IPA), so I'd say 荣格 is pretty close, and a perfectly acceptable transliteration.

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    The Chinese r- sound does not sound like /j/ at all to me -_- – Stumpy Joe Pete Jul 28 '17 at 20:47
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荣格 is sounded like rongger.I think it is just try to seperate from the transkation of zhang which is translated as 张 in chinese

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