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Quoting "Jaime A. Headden" <qilongia@yahoo.com>:

> <10) The paper by Junchang Lui,>
>   Lü -- I have the paper before me. That is, on a standard keyboard
> (ASCII), depress and hold ALT, then in sequence, 1, 2, then 9, releasing
> each numeral in order to the next. This gives us "u" with an umlaut.
> Chinese/Japanese/Mongolian typography should read, surprising in a Chinese
> publication otherwise:
>   Lü Lunchang, Dong Zhiming, Azuma Yoichi, Barsbold Rinchen, & Tomida
> Yukimitsu.

I am aware that "Lu" and "Lü" are different.  My question is, is "Liu" merely 
the pinyin transcription for "Lü", or are these distinct as well?

Nick Pharris
Department of Linguistics
University of Michigan