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Regional pronunciation of "ll": [j] vs [ʎ]

That isn't [ʎ] but a hypercorrective [lj], often used by yeístas when trying to imitate non-yeísta pronunciation, such that I hear camelio, caudilio, etc. Mexico is fully yeísta, so such a ...
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Which parts of México pronounce “ll” (like in tortilla) as “j” instead of “y”?

ᴛᴏᴏ ʟᴏɴɢ, ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ ʀᴇᴀᴅ The short story is that Spanish speakers’ habit of pronouncing English yellow like jello is not about the region but rather about what happens to that sound whenever it shows up ...
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How to pronounce the consonants "y" and "ll"?

How y, ll are pronounced In >90% of Spanish dialects1, ⟨ll⟩ and ⟨y⟩ represent the same sound /ʝ/ (like an English y) 2. This is probably the sound most learners of Spanish will want to use, unless ...
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“Hierba” vs. “yerba”: ¿está equivocado el DPD?

He leído que la claridad de la distinción varía entre diferentes regiones según la pronunciación de y y ll: The greater the phonetic distance between the strongest realization of ʝ and a pure ...
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How to pronounce the consonants "y" and "ll"?

This differs from region to region, even within countries. I speak Ecuadorian Spanish, and though we have such a small country you can hear the following pronunciations of the ll: Classic Central ...
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How to pronounce the consonants "y" and "ll"?

Also, to complete what others have said, it's worth pointing out that the /ʝ/ phoneme can be voiced as either an approximant or an affricate /ɟʝ/ (at the beginning of a word or after /n/ or /m/).
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Regional pronunciation of "ll": [j] vs [ʎ]

I think he's an odd speaker. I'm a native speaker and I live near DF. I also hear [ʎ]. I'm not even able to say that words like Alius92. His profile says that his from mexico but his pronunciation of ...
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What accents do not use yeísmo?

Bolivian Spanish still maintains the difference between the ll and y. This is considered Standard Bolivian Spanish. 17% of Bolivians speak Aymara while 25% speak Quechua, both languages that also ...
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Pronunciation of "ll" as [ʤ] in non-yeísmo dialects?

I learned Spanish in Southern Chile, (10ma Región), and only learned that I was a yeísta when I moved to Santa Cruz, Bolivia, for a couple of years. My neighbors pointed out my apparent "spelling ...
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Pronunciation of "ll" as [ʤ] in non-yeísmo dialects?

This is called yeísmo: yeísmo De ye e -ismo. m. Fon. Desaparición de la diferencia fonológica entre la consonante lateral palatal y la fricativa palatal sonora, de manera que, en la pronunciación, ...
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Pronunciation of "ll" as [ʤ] in non-yeísmo dialects?

Frame challenge Distinguishing between the sounds of /ll/ and /y/ will not help you in a practical sense at all. http://lema.rae.es/dpd/srv/search?id=2GTxUFfOGD6Ofbt6q3 This site (official resource ...
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How to pronounce the consonants "y" and "ll"?

English speakers don't have the sounds of Y nor Ll (Actually is almost the same in most places) , except when Y sounds like our i: Tengo un hijo Y una hija But you all can use the sounds /ja/ and ...
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