Great River
T'ai Chi Ch'uan
Minneapolis, MN
(612) 822-5760

HOW DO YOU SPELL T'AI CHI?

Great River T'ai Chi Ch'uan makes use of "Wade-Giles" spelling for rendering Chinese words. Taijiquan Journal uses "pinyin" spelling. These spelling systems are ways to transcribe Chinese sounds using a roman alphabet. Pronunciation should remain the same, regardless of the system used.

Here are some common t'ai chi-related words:

t'ai chi ch'uan--- taijiquan (pronounced "tie-gee-chwan"), also spelled tai chi, tai-chi, t'ai-chi
Cheng Man-ch'ing--- Zheng Manqing (pronounced "djung mahn ching") also mis-spelled Chen Man-ching, Chen Man-ch'ing, Zheng Man-ch'ing, Cheng Man-ching
An alternate name for Professor Cheng is Cheng Man-jan (Zheng Manran, pronounced "djung mahn ran")
I Ching --- Yijing (pronounced "ee-jing")
Taoism--- Daoism (pronounced "dow-ism")
Tao Te Ching--- Daodejing (pronounced "dow-duh-jing")
Lao-tzu--- Laozi (pronounced "lao (like "lou[d]") dz")
Chuang-tzu--- Zhuangzi (pronounced "jwahng-dz")