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Re: [p]>[m]?

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 11, 2006, 22:21

Benct Philip Jonsson <bpjonsson@...> writes:
> Henrik Theiling skrev: > > > As a side note, Korean borrowed Chinese [v] or [w] as [m], > > e.g. 'Taiwan' is /t&man/ in Korean (maybe this is a bit antiquated, > > however, and nowadays it is really /taiwan/). > > **Henrik > > This is probably a case of Middle Chinese palatalized > labial stops and nasal becoming labial fricatives in > modern Chinese, while becoming plain labial stops/nasal > in Sino-Korean.
Ah, I see -- my misinterpretation, then. Thanks for the clarification! **Henrik