2 thoughts on “bh as in Bhutan

  1. padarewski

    what is the function of the “bh” in all these words?
    is there a pronunciation difference between “butan” and “bhutan”?

    1. alison Post author

      Not in my accent, but perhaps “bh” and “b” are pronounced differently in Dzongkha and the other (I think) mainly South Asian source languages.


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