Unformatted text preview: schwa sound doesn't exist in Spanish although it is quite common in spoken English. For example, Spanish never has sounds like “pencil” [p nsl]. The last ε syllable of “pencil” contains the relaxed schwa sound. To further illustrate this notion, the word banana is the same in Spanish and English. However, in English the last syllable is the schwa sound, and in Spanish all of the a 's are open vowels that are pronounced exactly the same in all three syllables....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09