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CHAT: composer names (Re: CHAT: A flat minor)

From:Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 22, 2002, 19:20
On Tuesday, October 22, 2002, at 03:02 , H. S. Teoh wrote:

> On Tue, Oct 22, 2002 at 04:31:37PM +0000, Andreas Johansson wrote: > [snip] >> Except when |th| denotes biphonemic /th/. Beethoven's name would be an >> example; according to the pronunciation guides I can find, it's >> ['be:tho:f@n]. > [snip] > > That's interesting. Esp. with the [f]. So apparently the Chinese > pronunciation isn't too far off: [pEj t_hwO f@n] (the [p] here being, of > course, unaspirated, and would sound closest to [b]).
I think in Korean, Beethoven is something like [pe t_ho ben]. Bach renders out as [pa ha], Chopin as [tSo peN] or somesuch. And I can't even remember how Burgmueller got rendered except that it was butchered all to hell. *grin* Much like the way I used to play those etudes... Yoon Ha Lee [] I have seen war. I hate war.--Winston Churchill


H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>