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Re: Chinese pronunciation



In a message dated 10/29/99 12:10:06 AM Pacific Daylight Time, bh480@scn.org 
writes:

> A really careful 
>  speaker might observe some other differences (including 
>  the distinction between "u" pronounced "oo" and "u" 
>  pronounced like in French), 

IIRC, u is pronounced like German umlaut-u after the palatal consonants y, q, 
j, and x.  Incidentally, to get back to dinosaurs, this is the source of the 
confusion in the name Chiayusaurus/Chiayüsaurus/Chiayuesaurus and some other 
names.

--Nick P.