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Re: "Igbo"

From:Michael Poxon <m.poxon@...>
Date:Monday, June 14, 2004, 23:39
I always got the impression that the 'gb' is a single consonant, but very
difficult to 'hear' by Europeans. I guess you just misinterpreted that
'gb' - is there a SAMPA version of this sound? - as a /b/.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Trebor Jung" <treborjung@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 12:02 AM
Subject: "Igbo"

> At school today, I met a Nigerian who informed me the pronunciation of the > name of his native language Igbo is [ibu], to my surprise. I thot it's > [igb)o]... Or is this just a dialectal variation? > > Trebor. > > "The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." > --Chinese proverb