I am confused over certain pronunciation points, i.e.:
calle, kahl-yeh. I thought it would be pronounced: kah-yeh.
apellido, ahpehl-yeedo. I thought it would be pronounced: ahpeh-yeedo
Am I misreading the pronunciations?
@jlbundy, here's what we've just found out from our friends at Berlitz (straight from Barcelona):
"Simple, the l-y represents one single sound (the one corresponding to the
letter "ll" in Spanish, and it is done precisely to differentiate it from
the very similar "y" sound, although in current Spanish, there's little
difference anymore, and there's a variety of pronunciations (which do not
affect communication in any way). So if she has an easier time pronouncing
just the "y" sound, she can do so and be perfectly understood."
Feb 10, 2010 9:37 am
by susandanziger (admin)
Thanks - that's really helpful.
Apr 19, 2010 10:35 pm