Questions tagged [betacismo]

For questions relating to betacism - a sound change in which [b] and [v] are confused.

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¿Qué término describe lo contrario al betacismo?

Hace poco, cuando uno de mis amigos argentinos me dijo que quería "yesear impunemente" tuve que revisarme las definiciones de yeísmo y lleísmo (distinción de los fonemas /ʝ/ y /ʎ/, escritos "y" y "ll")...
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Pronunciación de la letra uve a final de palabra

Aprovechando que han subido la serie de Evangelion a Netflix España con una nueva traducción y doblaje, es el momento de ir planteando aquí algunas preguntas sobre el idioma que dicha serie me está ...
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Pronunciation rules for 'b/v' [duplicate]

What are the entire set of criteria that decide how 'b/v' are pronounced in Spanish? I see here and here that 'b/v' are pronounced like the 'b' sound when it is the first letter of a word or when it ...
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¿Por qué “abogado” se escribe con “b” si viene del latín “advocātus”?

Resulta que abogado se escribe con b: abogado, da Del lat. advocātus. m. y f. Licenciado en derecho que ofrece profesionalmente asesoramiento jurídico y que ejerce la defensa de las partes en los ...
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Paso de B a U: ¿evolución fonética o falta de ortografía?

A raíz de la pregunta ¿Existe alguna reminiscencia en el español actual de la confusión "u/v" de la Edad Media? y de esta su respuesta, me ha surgido una duda. Tomemos dos ...
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¿Hay algún acento español en el mundo en el que distingan la “b” de la “v”? [duplicate]

Me refiero a un acento que tenga todo el mundo de una región, sin contar a gente particular que la distinga por influencia extranjera.
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Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v?

Are there any dialects of modern Spanish which preserve a phonemic distinction between b and v? I understand that by the 1600s it was largely gone from Castillian Spanish, but since some other ...
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Is the v in “vino” pronunciated as a b or v? [duplicate]

I am learning Castillian Spanish and have been given different information by 2 people from mainland Spain (Europe). I understand that the v sounds like a b (also I've heard it described as a soft b) ...
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Why is the 'b' and 'v' pronunciation inconsistent?

I've learnt that the v sound in Spanish is pronounced as a "b", however why are some words such as "por favor" and "Revolucion" pronounced as a "v"? Also, is this type of pronunciation Spanish (spoken ...
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Historical pronunciation of letters “b” and “v”

In another question, a Wikipedia article was quoted saying: The letters ⟨b⟩ and ⟨v⟩ were originally simply known as be and ve. However, there is no longer any distinction between the sounds of ...