There are many examples that show that two phones [v] and [b] are related:
|Old English to New English||* habban||have||have|
|Middle Persian to New Persian||varan||baran||rain|
|Middle Persian to New Persian||vehtar||behtar||better|
*Related to German haben
Besides, there is another relation between these phones.In the Cyrillic alphabet, the sign B is pronounced [V].
The phonetic characteristics of these two phones is as follows:
|Place of articulation||Manner of articulation|
Given that they don't have much in common, I'd like to know:
- How is the connection between these phones justified?