[OFF-TOPIC]Re:[EVA] Re: another japanese question
hornitos at geocities.com
Mon Nov 24 17:22:03 EST 1997
Elizabeth A. Denton wrote:
> The sound of B is bilabial and V is labiodental. When transcribing
> > 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?
> As far as I know it is, and I have been studying spanish for the past
> years. (My gods! Has it been that long?)
well, depending the word and the country, in spain is distingiblish, but
in mexico not.
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