OT: Re: Finnish with Beleriandic luuvar meanings?
- I wrote:
> > In my language it's different, because we use thed/b/g-letters to write the (short) t/p/k-sounds.
John Cowan wrote:
> What language is that? Sounds like Chinese.It's a southern German dialect. I didn't know that our orthography
is sharing some features with Chinese transcription systems!
- xeeniseit scripsit:
> It's a southern German dialect. I didn't know that our orthographyAbsolutely. The "b" in Beijing, for instance, represents an unvoiced
> is sharing some features with Chinese transcription systems!
sound; "p" is the same sound but with following aspiration, essentially
an "h". Some dialects of English are pronounced this way as well, notably
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