Accent pop quiz:
You go to one of the many offices at your school or workplace. These are offices that deal in official business. Administration type stuff.
The nice but somewhat overly energetic woman behind the counter makes demands regarding an item referred to as “fuzao” (IPA: /fuˈʦɑʊ/)* which she’s expecting you to produce.
1. What is it she’s asking for?
2. Where is she from?
Answers in the comments, please.
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* It might have also been /ɸ/ in place of /f/, though in this case it was pretty clearly labiodental and not bilabial.
edit: I changed some of the IPA for readability purposes after initial publication of this post, dropping a bar and using in a ligature for /ts/. I know it’s non-standard. We do that around here from time to time.