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Subject: Re: 日本
From: Glenn
Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 21:21:33 GMT
References: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11


> What is this "Φ" symbol and how is it pronounced?

It is the voiceless bilabial fricative, and it is pronounced by making an "f" sound by passing air between your two lips. It is the same sound as the Japanese /hu/ (when it isn't actually pronounced "hu").



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