On 9 Mar 2007, at 15:40, John Joyce wrote:

> Very simple.
> ma (as in mama)
> tsu (as in tsunami)
> mo (as in mold)
> to   (as in token)

Reminds me of the way George Bernard Shaw illustrated the  
difficulties of English pronunciation:

gh (as in enough)
o  (as in women)
ti (as in emotion)

=> fish

Hope that helps,
Andy Stewart