[Ads-l] Q: M silent in MN?

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 7 01:14:36 UTC 2015


Phnom Penh (. . . formerly romanized as Panomping) is the capital and
largest city of Cambodia.
Marvelous Wikipedia gives two anglicized pronunciations,
with /p9n-/ and /n-/. (Plus Khmer [phn-].)
Illustrates a rivalry between Gallic [pn-] vs. Anglophone initial
cluster shapes.

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