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Normas o consejos de pronunciación. // Rules or advice about pronunciation

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What other terms are there like yeísmo and betacismo?

I took a look at a bunch of questions here that were tagged pronunciación. I learned the following terms: yeísmo betacismo There is also distinción-vs-seseo. In addition I came across rotacismo. ...
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Correlation between low altitude and dropping of final S?

In Mexico, I've noticed at an anecdotal level that people who tend to drop the final -S tend to be from areas of lower altitude. This seems to fit with the idea that Caribbeans tend to drop the final ...
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Why do so many letters in Spanish get pronounced like the English 'h'?

I don't speak Spanish and have never studied it. We have few Spanish speakers in my part of the world either. I have, however, learned a few words of Spanish from TV and know how some of those words ...
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Why does everyone say O is pronounced like “oo” or “uh”, but in reality it's always “oh”? [closed]

Amigo and gusto are pronounced with an 'oh' sound at the end. Does O always sound like that? What about it in tomate? When I Google it they always say it's pronounced differently :_;
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How to pronunce “agüero” perfectly

I have a question regarding how to pronounce the word agüero, or in general güe. What is the right way to pronounce this word? Do native Spanish speakers pronounce "oo" and "eh" separately?
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Words which palatalise when made feminine?

When declined as feminine, aquel becomes aquella, not just adding the feminine marker -a, but palatalising the final consonant /l/ → /ʎ/. A similar thing happens with don, doña. Are there any other ...
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Where is the IPA sound [β] used?

In Spanish there is a sound [β] as well as [b], but honestly I don't know how to pronounce it well. It is different from [b], in that it is a fricative sound. Now I wonder, where the [β] is used ...
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¿Por qué el español no introdujo el C con cedilla, Ç? – Why did Spanish not introduce the C with cedilla, Ç?

Otras lenguas romances como francés, portugués, catalán, etc., usan Ç para mostrar que una C se pronuncia /s/ y no como el sonido del latín viejo /k/. ¿Por qué el español rompe la tendencia? Other ...
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How to pronounce 'c#' in Spanish?

In How to pronounce 'c++' in Spanish I see some comments there debating how is the language C# called in Spanish. Wikipedia states si sharp is the way they pronounce it in English. I have ...
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How to pronounce 'C++' in Spanish

I'm doing a presentation in Spanish class, and I'll be mentioning the programming language C++. I'm not sure if it should be pronounced the same way as in English, or if there's a different way to ...
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How to pronounce “criar”?

I was taught that when a "weak" vowel (i, u) combines with a "strong" vowel (a, e, o) you pronounce them as a single syllable diphthong. But an online dictionary says that the verb criar is pronounced ...
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Disambiguation of 'ub' and 'v' in acronyms?

If V is pronounced uve, then would it sound the same as UB (u-be)? If that is the case, how do speakers disambiguate this possible confusion?
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¿Cómo se pronuncia “realpolitik” en español?

Nos descubre @blonfu en el chat la voz realpolitik, recogida en el DLE: realpolitik Del al. Realpolitik. f. Política basada en criterios pragmáticos, al margen de ideologías. Lo ...
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Pronunciation of the combination “st” in Spanish accents

I have noticed some people from Andalusia pronouncing the combination "st" in reverse in a word, as "ch" (for example "donde está" will sound like "donde echá"). Is it a particularity of the local ...
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¿En cuál dialecto español se pronuncia “Y” como [j]?

Yo estuve en una tienda hace tiempo, y vi una familia hablando en español sobre las cosas que iban a comprar. El padre dijo la palabra "mayonesa," y un niño hizo una mueca. Lo que me llamó la ...
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¿Se pronuncia “judo” con la “j” española en alguna parte?

Encuentro en el diccionario lo siguiente: yudo Del jap. judo, de jū 'amable', 'discreto' y dō 'camino'. m. Sistema japonés de lucha, que hoy se practica también como deporte, y que ...
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How are loanwords from Japanese spelt and pronounced?

How are Japanese loanwords spelt and pronounced? Are they spelt the same way that they'd be spelt in English, and are they pronounced the same way they'd be pronounced in English or Japanese? For ...
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What is the pronunciation and IPA symbol for the final 'r' sound?

There is a recording here of a good example word, "robar": http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/robar I think I understand the rolling or trilling of the initial "r" sound. I'm wondering about the ...
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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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¿Cómo afecta 'h' la pronunciación de 'g'?

¿Se pronunciaría la palabra hipotética ghi como gi / ji /xi/ o gui /gi/? Nota: La única palabra que conozco que contiene la secuencia gh es ghanés(a).
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¿Cómo se pronuncia en español el término “non sequitur”?

Soy un estadounidense que vive en Uruguay hace unos diez años. Quisiera saber cómo ustedes pronunciarían la frase "non sequitur". ¿El "qui", si la fueran a utilizar en una conversación, cómo se ...
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What are the pronunciation rules for Castilian Spanish?

English I'm currently a Junior in High School in Washington State taking Spanish 2, and my teacher last year was from Argentina. She always pronounced y and ll like /ʒ/, but my teacher this year who ...
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Are doubled consonants geminated in Spanish?

Excluding ll, rr (which represent distinct sounds) and cc (which represents two different pronunciations of c), orthographic doubled consonants occur very infrequently in Spanish, only really ...
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What is the Spanish Homophonic Group?

From the math.stackexchange question: The homophonic group: a mathematical diversion: By definition, English words have the same pronunciation if their phonetic spellings in the dictionary are the ...
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Why not this ? How are you in Spanish?

We say "¿Quién eres tú?" for "who are you?" in Spanish ok. So why can't we say "¿Cómo eres tú?" for "how are you?" in Spanish? "Eres tú" means "are you" so why is "Cómo eres tú" incorrect for "how ...
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Is there “liaison” in Spanish?

In French, there is a very specific phenomenon called "liaison", where words may be pronounced differently when combined with another word. For Spanish, let's take the letter "d" as an example. ...
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¿Cómo se deletrean las “palabras” con varias letras iguales seguidas?

Por ejemplo, para deletrear el comienzo de una dirección web, como www.algo.com, he oído todas estas fórmulas: uve doble, uve doble, uve doble tres uve(s) dobles (lo he oído con S y sin S) triple uve ...
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México vs Méjico in pronunciation throughout history and countries

Is the country México or Méjico? addresses the spelling of the noun México. However, it does not address the pronunciation. I have heard México pronounced both as if it was written with a "x" (as ...
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Fonético específico en una variación centroamericana del sonido /s/ en los fines de sílabas

He escuchado de bastantes centroamericanos (p. ej., unos vecinos nicaragüenses) una variación del fonético /s/ que aparece en los fines de sílabas, como en «vos comés» y «asqueroso», si me acuerdo ...
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How is “Stack Exchange” pronounced in practice in a non-bilingual environment?

How is "Stack Exchange" pronounced in practice in a non-bilingual environment? Reason I'm asking: in Mexico, at least, proper names starting with ST are uncomfortable for those not fluent in English (...
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How to pronounce “reacio” as in “El que es reacio a las reprensiones será destruido de repente y sin remedio”?

How do I pronounce "reacio" as in this sentence? El que es reacio a las reprensiones será destruido de repente y sin remedio. Proverbios 29
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How to pronounce the surname Unzurrunzaga?

I need to pronounce the name Unzurrunzaga when I announce a girl for a Debutante Ball. I have not met her yet, and would like to have a better understanding prior to saying her name. She is an ...
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What are the three systems of pronouncing “c”?

I had some trouble understanding a question that asks for a recommendation of which of three pronunciation systems to learn: seseo, ceceo, or distinción. I'm confused because I thought that in Spain, ...
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Allophone preserving orthography in compound words

A few compound words in Spanish, where the original word has "n", are written with "m" to represent [m], the allophone 1 2 of /n/ which occurs before a bilabial consonant (/p/, /b/) 3 4: tampoco  (...
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Palatalisation of velar consonants (/k/, /g/, /x/) before front vowels (/e/, /i/)

I noticed, in a Chilean speaker, that she palatalised /x/ before /e/ and /i/ (e.g. inteligente sounding like [inteliˈxʲente]). According to wikipedia, this phenomenon is distinctive of Chilean Spanish ...
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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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¿Por qué al conjugar “adecuar” la tilde es optativa?

Acabo de encontrarme lo siguiente en un artículo de prensa: [...] el sistema se adecua a la perfección a las necesidades de los niños e impide que se frustren al no ser capaces de llegar a un ...
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¿Cómo se debe pronunciar en español el topónimo “Liechtenstein” y su gentilicio “liechtensteiniano”?

Liechtenstein es un topónimo que me llama la atención. Al contrario que en otros nombres de país como Francia, Alemania, Inglaterra, que están adaptados, en este caso su versión española es idéntica a ...
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¿Cómo saber cómo se pronuncian los extranjerismos crudos?

En la página de la RAE sobre los extranjerismos se indica (énfasis mío): 2.1. Mantenimiento de la grafía y pronunciación originarias. Se trata de extranjerismos asentados en el uso internacional ...
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cAusa but veAmos (strong, weak vowels)

Could you explain to me why the combinations of two vowels are stressed differently? Are both of these combinations diphthongs? Thank you Edit: I found the proper explanation here http://www.learn-...
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Is North Mexican Spanish perceived by others as “angry” or uneducated? [closed]

Does North Mexican Spanish sound "angry" to native speakers of Spanish from elsewhere, like the lady in this video suggests? (She's not a native speaker) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd-LSkRdAzk ...
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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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What is the correct pronunciation of “espontaneidad?”

Primero mi pregunta en español: ¿Cuál es la pronunciación correcta de "espontaneidad"? Details in English: I was recently in the process of collecting some audio from Forvo to add to a ...
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¿Cómo se escribe el grito de Chimo Bayo?

Chimo Bayo es un personaje productor de música electrónica que se hizo famoso en los 90 con éxitos como Así me gusta a mí y Bombas. En el primero de ellos, Chimo introduce el que será su grito más ...
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Se dice humareda, pero en mi vida he escuchado algo que no sea humarea

Hace unos días descubrí que la palabra humarea no existe, si no que el término correcto es humareda. Quedé bastante sorprendido, ya que jamás había escuchado a nadie decir humareda, pero sí humarea. ...
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¿Cómo se leen los nombres de los reyes?

A veces, cuando voy al trabajo en coche, me da por poner el GPS aunque sea un trayecto de solo 15 minutos. Y cada vez que llego a P.º Alfonso XIII, la vocecita del GPS se emperra en decir: Tome la ...
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When did “x” start representing /ks/ in Spanish again?

If I've understood correctly, Spanish phonology underwent this change from Latin with respect to the sound /ks/: ⟨x⟩ /ks/ → ⟨x⟩ /ʃ/ → ⟨x⟩ /ʃ/ ↘ ⟨j⟩ /x/   ... ...
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“R” pronunciation: how do I determine if I'm performing an alveolar or uvular trill? [closed]

Summary: Think I can do uvular trill Trying to do alveolar trill Can't distinguish what sounds right and what feels right, so having trouble using these metrics as useful feedback to determine ...
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¿Cómo evolucionó fonéticamente “jínjol” desde “zizy̆phus”?

El jínjol, también conocido como azufaifa o yuyuba, es el fruto del jinjolero (Ziziphus jujuba). Por increíble que parezca, los tres nombres que he dado (así como otras muchas variantes, como ...
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¿Por qué no existe una palabra escrita «hoder» (en vez de la versión con «j-»)?

Se me ocurre que el verbo e interjección malsonante joder parece ser una excepción a la regla (o más bien, a la ley) que nos dice que cada palabra (que no sea cultismo) que en latín comienza una f‑ + ...