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Teoh wrote:
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>On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 04:31:37PM +0000, Andreas Johansson wrote:
>[snip]
> > Except when |th| denotes biphonemic /th/. Beethoven's name would be an
> > example; according to the pronunciation guides I can find, it's
> > ['be:tho:f@n].
>[snip]
>
>That's interesting. Esp. with the [f]. So apparently the Chinese
>pronunciation isn't too far off: [pEj t_hwO f@n] (the [p] here being, of
>course, unaspirated, and would sound closest to [b]).

|v|=[f] is of course perfectly regular in German, tho' |v|=[v] is a not
uncommon irregularity.

                                                        Andreas

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