Philip Newton (pne) wrote,
Philip Newton
pne

I wonder why the German syllable "nü" /ny/ is officially(?) transcribed into Chinese characters as 尼 when Chinese has a perfectly serviceable syllable pronounced /ny/. (They do have 呂 for /ly/ in that table, so it's not as if they don't know about /y/....)

The transcription table for French has the same odd treatment for /ny/ vis-à-vis /ly/.

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