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Pronunciation of "ll" in Mexico [duplicate]

There are several questions on this site that deal with the correct pronunciation of "ll" and "y" but despite sounding like a duplicate, this question addresses a slightly different issue. I have ...
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How do I permanently pronounce the letter 'y' in Spanish? [duplicate]

Is it like the 'j' in English 'jet' or what? Which is the official sound: the English 'y' or the 'j' sound? How is it? I'm told the letter Y is pronounced in Spain as the J in 'jet' in English.
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Regional pronunciations of "LL" [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to pronounce the consonants y and ll? I had one teacher that taught me to pronounce "LL" harshly, something like the English "J". Another teacher I learned from told me to ...
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Pronunciation on "ll" for in the sentence "me llamo" [duplicate]

How do you pronounce the consonants "ll"?? I want to say my name in Spanish but I keep saying "ll" like how Americans say in English.Then people say that I am wrong but don't tell me how to.
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What is the difference between allí and ahí ("there")?

English What is the difference between allí and ahí? Is there any difference in pronunciation between the two? Are there any contexts where one is correct and one is wrong, or are they completely ...
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"suavecillo" or "suavecito"?

For the song Eres para mí by Julieta Venegas, I'm finding conflicting lyrics on the web. For one line in the song, I'm finding two versions: El viento me lo dijo con un soplo suavecito El ...
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Pronounce and distinguish "ñi" and "ni"?

I'm new to Spanish and I'm trying to learn pronunciation first. I listened to a few materials and I'm finding it difficult to distinguish "ñi" and "ni", for example "niñito". And it's even harder to ...
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Which parts of México pronounce “ll” (like in tortilla) as “j” instead of “y”?

I learned to pronounce “ll” like the “y” in yes, but I know others who pronounce it like the “j” in jelly. I’ve noticed for ESL speakers this can also affect their ability to pronounce certain ...
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Regional pronunciation of "ll": [j] vs [ʎ]

I'm well aware that ll may be pronounced differently according to regions. We already have this question on the most common pronunciations of [j] and [ʒ]. But I've come across a couple examples on ...
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¿"Ahí" y "allí" son distinguibles cuando usadas en países donde se usa mayormente el yeísmo?

La pronunciación me parece muy similar, y me pregunto se en la conversación normal se las pueden distinguir o si hay artificios o sinónimos que se usan para llegar a los mismos objetivos.
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¿Cuándo se considera una rima consonante?

En la actual edición del translation-golf se ha propuesto la rima "destello/plebeyo" como consonante. A mí me parece consonante, y según la Wikipedia basta con que los fonemas sean los mismos desde la ...
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Pronunciation of "ll" as [ʤ] in non-yeísmo dialects?

In yeísmo dialects there is regional variation in how the phoneme represented by "ll" / "y" is pronounced: /ʝ/ = [ʝ] ~ [ʒ] ~ [ʤ] ~ [ʃ] ~ [tʃ] However I recently read that there is also variation in ...
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