Another tea related post on Language Log; this time about the pronunciation of 洱 in Cantonese (yi vs. nei vs. lei).
One of the intentionally aged teas, Pu-Erh has a loyal following.
brandon wrote:FWIW, I've heard "bo'lei" from folks well into their 50's in Chinatown.
I am not sure how back this goes.
But I hope Mair keeps it up.
Learning Cantanese thru tea drinking is FUN!