The sixth letter of the Georgian alphabet is
ვ and all the resources I have describe it as being like English
v or IPA
But especially in the common word
ნახვამდის (goodbye) the
ვ sounds a lot more like an English
w than an English
So what's happening here? I can't seem to find anything mentioning approximants or semivowels in Georgian at all.
- Does the sound depend on adjacent sounds?
- Does it vary regionally?
- Does it vary from individual speaker to speaker?
Also what it does sound like
w is it an IPA
[w] or something different like a bilabial? To me it sounds a bit different to English
w but I'm not a real linguist so I can't decide what it is.