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Boudewijn Rempt scripsit:

> Yes, that's why I added /b/ - I guess that in those cases where there's
> /b/ but not /p/, the voice-voiceless distinction isn't phonemic.

Indeed.  When an Arab says he is going to Bombay on holiday, his
hearer may well inquire, "Bombay, India, or Bombay [i.e. Pompeii], Italy?"

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