I am aware that 纽约 means New York and the characters are used for their phonetic value (to best transcribe New York). I was just wondering if any additional thought had been put into this transcription (i.e. Coca-Cola as 可口可樂 where they have purposefully used 可口 to mean "delicious fun" aswell as having the correct sound value). Is there any "meaning" consideration in the name 纽约. I notice they both have the same radical... is this something to do with water? Out of all the possible ways to write the sound Niǔyuē, why these characters? Thanks.