"Peru and Cuba"
If i look at the word peru i see an b - ii - r - uu. I thought the 2 dots under indicates an ii sound, can anyone explain what im seeing wrong here?
I'm making an educated guess that perhaps when fully voweled, the first letter "baa", which is a "stand-in" for the letter "p", would have a fatHa over it making the "a/e" sound, which when combined with the "ii" sound of the letter/vowel "yaa" would make the "ai" sound equaling "Peru" - the European pronunciation, not the English pronunciation. p-ai -r-uu or pe -ii -r-uu