Randy Alexander strangeguitars at GMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 20 14:15:47 UTC 2009

On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 10:06 PM, Guy Letourneau <guy1656 at opusnet.com> wrote:
>> Barack Obama is 贝拉克·奥巴马 (I hope this shows up right!)
> Ending his name with a 'horse' seems pretty close to a most appropriate
> English term.

That is the standard transliteration character for the syllable "ma".
Here it has nothing to do with horses.

Randy Alexander
Jilin City, China
Manchu studies: http://www.bjshengr.com/manchu
Chinese characters: http://www.bjshengr.com/yuwen

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