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Re: Spanish ll in different dialects

From:Marcos Benitez Valle <marcosbenitez@...>
Date:Sunday, September 12, 2004, 17:41

I'm not sure if this information will be helpful however, my country
(Mexico) has many dialects.  Not just related to ethnicity but also related
to social class.

I currently live in the state of San Luis Potosi in the capital city of the
same name.  Originally I came from Tapachula in the state of Chiapas.

The zh sound to which you refer is common in Chiapas but less so here in
San Luis.  It seems to be more pronounced in words with the letter "y" but
still present in words with "ll".

Across the border in Guatemala, the zh is almost absent and is used as a
means of identifying people from Guatemala. (There is a lot of illegal
alien traffic on our southern border.)

I hope you find this information useful.

Marcos Benitez