Alternate Japanese pronunciation?
Can it also be pronounced "bo" in Japanese, as in the surname Kubota (久保田)? 126.96.36.199 03:56, 26 April 2008 (UTC)
Last modified on 21 August 2009, at 22:27
- Yes. In Japanese language, when two or more words make a combined word, the first consonant of the second (or latter) word may become voiced or semi-voiced (i.e. k->g, s->z, t->d, h->b and h->p). But, this kind of chaged sounds are not usually listed in dictionaries, as it is much redundant. --188.8.131.52 16:15, 12 May 2008 (UTC)