[EVA] Re: another japanese question
Rick J Federle, Jr
rfederle at juno.com
Tue Nov 18 03:04:41 EST 1997
On Tue, 18 Nov 1997 16:07:37 +0000 Patrick Yip
<Patrick.Yip at ing-barings.com> writes:
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> The sound of B is bilabial and V is labiodental. When
> foreign words to katakana in the past, the subtle nuance between
> sounds could not be reflected by the more simplified Japanese
> system so B and V were reduced to B (ba, bi, bu, be, bo).
> ## I read that B and V are also indistinguishable in Spanish. Is
> ## true?
From what I remember of Spanish from high school, I think it
depends more on the word more than anything else. Or it could be like C
and K. I don't really recall (it has been about 10 or so years).
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