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In a message dated 9/17/04 11:16:22 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
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<< As for Khan, I have always heard the Kh in Khan pronounced exactly like
 the k in kangaroo; even the students I've taught with the surname Khan
 have pronounced it that way. >>
On the other hand, when I had a course on the medieval Mongolian empire with
Gavin Hambly (a well-known Central Asian history scholar) he pronounced kh
more like h to my ear.
John Leland