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Old 12-18-2012, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Is "ll" pronounced differently from region to region or country? I've been taking classes at my university, and my prof and I have always pronounced it sounding like "yuuuuuh". My classes have ended and now I'm seeing a tutor from Mexico. She's getting me to pronounce it like "Jay". Example: llegar = jaaaaaaygar.

Not a big deal, and I like the j sound in there anyways. Just wondering.
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Old 12-18-2012, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Sometimes Miami sometimes Australia
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The differences in Spanish from nation to nation (even region to region within a country) are complex and far outweight the differences in English variants. My advice is to select a country from which you want to learn to the accent (preferrably the country that has the most numerous immigrants in your area for ease of accents) and just insist on learning from those people. Once you are intermediate/fluent, it will be far easier for you to distinguish accents and not be confused by variations.
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Old 12-19-2012, 04:38 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Is "ll" pronounced differently from region to region or country? I've been taking classes at my university, and my prof and I have always pronounced it sounding like "yuuuuuh". My classes have ended and now I'm seeing a tutor from Mexico. She's getting me to pronounce it like "Jay". Example: llegar = jaaaaaaygar.

Not a big deal, and I like the j sound in there anyways. Just wondering.
Yes that sound is different, for example we say llegar in the same way as yema (yolk) in other places they do it different, they say yema like iema (nion)

In Argentina they do it like "sh" shema, shegar
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:28 AM
 
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I guess the sound is a little diff for every country. I say llegar but not like the yema sound.
And yes, in Argentina the sound is very diff.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:02 AM
 
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In correct spanish must sound equal.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Europe
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In correct spanish must sound equal.
Well we don't know that... I studied some subjets about linguistic at university and the real sounds were and must be different, but it depends a lot of the area so... who knows!!

Some people say neutral Spanish is the Colombian, other ones say that it is the central Spain part, we never know either.
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Old 12-19-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Well we don't know that... I studied some subjets about linguistic at university and the real sounds were and must be different, but it depends a lot of the area so... who knows!!

Some people say neutral Spanish is the Colombian, other ones say that it is the central Spain part, we never know either.
Yes you must know if are spanish speaker.

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Old 12-19-2012, 10:10 AM
 
Location: The Mid-Cities
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Well we don't know that... I studied some subjets about linguistic at university and the real sounds were and must be different, but it depends a lot of the area so... who knows!!

Some people say neutral Spanish is the Colombian, other ones say that it is the central Spain part, we never know either.
There is a neutral spanish but it's not from one particular area. Every nation has deep accents including Colombia and Spain.
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:23 PM
 
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Well we don't know that... I studied some subjets about linguistic at university and the real sounds were and must be different, but it depends a lot of the area so... who knows!!

Some people say neutral Spanish is the Colombian, other ones say that it is the central Spain part, we never know either.

never heard that, who is everybody?
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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In Argentina, we pronounce the "ll" as "shhh"

SHegar
SHo
SHave
SHorar

etc

in most spanish speaking countries, they pronounce it like a "y".
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