One word used by these individuals is the word, "bishonen" (pretty boy) IPA = [bifonen]. Some people, internationally, mostly Americans, I feel, shorten this word to "bishie/bish/bishi" [IPA: bifi],[IPA: bif], [IPA: bifi]. My question is: why?
In English, we have the phoneme /sh/ and /ow/. We have the word "show." [IPA: fo]
If I made any mistakes, please inform me of them.
(I cannot type in IPA on my Mom's laptop...so "f" = "sh", the cursive "f" symbol)