I guess those consonants are somehow connected or one is the modulation of
the other:

B - P
C - Z
D - T
F - V
G - J
H - CH as in "loch"
K - X (as in "Xania" on Crete)
L - R
M - N
S - Z

Something like this.


On 04/10/06, Jens Wilkinson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I had an experience this morning, and just wanted to
> mention it. I was teaching an English class, and one
> of my students was talking about a children's book.
> She mentioned the name of a dog, which I gather is
> Ribsy is something like that. But I had a terrible
> time understanding it. I thought she was saying Livzy
> or Linzy is something like that. And the thing is, she
> is not a beginner. Her English is really quite
> advanced, and for the most part we can converse about
> fairly complex issues without difficulty.
> Now of course, the reason we can converse normally is
> probably, IMO, because a lot can be understood from
> context. If I say, "I was in the galden and I saw a
> pink labbit lunning by," you can probably get it. And
> of course, proper names end up being misunderstood
> most readily because you don't have those clues.
> But in any case, I was just reminded of the fact that
> the L/R distinction really is a problem (also B and V
> in this case).
> Jens Wilkinson
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