Questions tagged [yeísmo]
Yeismo, the phonological feature that consists in pronouncing "ll" in the same way as "y" (before a vowel) instead of the phoneme /ʎ/.
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 ...
“Hierba” vs. “yerba”: ¿está equivocado el DPD?
En este excelente artículo sobre el yeísmo, Javier Álvarez explica que los orígenes del fonema /ʝ/ (que es la pronunciación estándar mayoritaria de lo que escribimos como ll o y) están en la /j/ ...
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 ...
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 ...
¿"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.
What accents do not use yeísmo?
Something I've wondered ever since I started learning Spanish about 8 years ago. One often hears that the sound for "ll" and "y" is merged in "most accents". Wikipedia's IPA for Spanish guide, for ...
How to pronounce the consonants "y" and "ll"?
ENGLISH I have heard y/ll pronounced in two different ways: [j] (like 'y' in "yellow") [ʒ] (like 's' in "measure") Do native speakers use both interchangeably? Or is it pronounced [j] in some ...