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----- Original Message -----
From: "Christophe Grandsire" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2003 12:45 PM
Subject: Re: conlan/natlang coincidences


> En réponse à Henrik Theiling :
>
>
> >Some vowel romanizations:
> >
> >    {u}  /u/
> >    {eu} /M/
> >    {o}  /o/
> >    {eo} /O/
> >
> >Thus e.g. Seoul /sOul/.
>
> Are you telling me that "Seoul" is written this way from a romanisation
> system that says that |eo| is /O/?!!!! If so, then the French
pronunciation
> of the capital is extremely off!!! In French, Seoul (which is written
> "Séoul") is pronounced [se.ul], i.e. the way the word is cut in syllables
> is "Sé" + "oul".
>

In (RP) English, it's pronounced the same as 'soul' [log in to unmask]