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Re: Spanish ll in different dialects

From:David Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Friday, August 27, 2004, 23:43
? wrote:

<<Okay, so this is my first year of non-basic Spanish class (since I'm now a 
Freshman :D).  My Spanish teacher threw off the class when she was having us 
memorize "puedo ir a mi casillero," where she pronounced the ll as /dZ/.  Of 
course, we're used to the Mexican /L/ whereas she used the Panama /dZ/.  Does 
anyone know any other dialects that pronounce ll as j?  Or why this is so?>>

Despite the fact that I don't know exactly what you mean by /L/,
I can assure you that none of my relatives from Mexico have ever
pronounced "ll" that way.   I've only ever heard a mixture between
[j], [Z] and [dZ].   Both "ll" and "y" get pronounced this way, and an
individual speaker can have all three (as I and my grandmother

"sunly eleSkarez ygralleryf ydZZixelje je ox2mejze."
"No eternal reward will forgive us now for wasting the dawn."

-Jim Morrison


Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>