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Re: Spanish /h/ (was: German reputation)

From:B. Garcia <madyaas@...>
Date:Monday, December 13, 2004, 21:51
On Mon, 13 Dec 2004 23:12:06 +0200, Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...> wrote:
> ---------------------- Information from the mail header ----------------------- > Sender: Constructed Languages List <CONLANG@...> > Poster: Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...> > Subject: Spanish /h/ (was: German reputation) > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- > > B. Garcia wrote: > > > Philippines Spanish retained the pronunciation of /h/ for |h| > > (originating from /f/). > > I would appreciate if somebody could specify other Spanish dialects that do > the same. I need it for bringing my Arabo-Romance project "Ajami" closer to > reality. For now it retains most of original /f/s as /h^/ [X]. > > -- Yitzik
Philippines Spanish in essence preserved some of the habits of speech of Spanish during the old Spanish Era (of course it's not an archaic dialect, it's changed) but by and large it caught Spanish at a time before the modern pronunciations took full effect. Interestingly, though there was extensive trade with Mexico, and on broad lines the Spanish in the Philippines is like that of Latin America, Speakers tend to keep a more conservative stance (it is what differentiates the landowners and Spanish descendants from the rest of the people), and actively pronounce c before i and e and z before all vowels as /T/. -- You can turn away from me but there's nothing that'll keep me here you know And you'll never be the city guy Any more than I'll be hosting The Scooby Show Scooby Show - Belle and Sebastian