2014-02-09 0:19 GMT+00:00 Eric Christopherson <[log in to unmask]>: > I'm wondering if any con- or natlang uses a <yh> digraph. Recently, when > we were discussing English <wh>, I was struck (not for the first time) by > how aesthetically pleasing I think <wh> is compared to <hw> -- but how > awful <yh> or <jh> look compared to <hy> or <hj>. > Could that be a matter of being used to one over the other? In my mind all six pairs would express different sounds (though I know in reality it isn't true). > > However, I just came across the name of Congolese politician Joachim > Yhombi-Opango. Does anyone know if the <yh> in his name is a digraph, > perhaps for /ç/ or /j_0/? I'm not even sure what language the name is from. He is Teke (or Bateke). Though I admit I don't know the pronunciation of the YH digraph.