Unformatted text preview: y in “yellow.” In some South American Spanish-speaking countries, the sound of ll sounds like a combination of the sound of sh and the letter j in English. A single l sounds like the letter l you hear in English words. Note: On April 27, 1994, the Spanish Language Academies voted and eliminated ch and ll as separate letters of the Spanish alphabet. Many pre-1994 dictionaries, however, are still in use, and apparently the real Spanish-speaking world continues the thousand-or-so-year habits of the language because ch and ll are still frequently listed as separate letters and, for example, still occupy one box in a crossword puzzle. Consonants in Spanish are generally pronounced like English consonants. Here are some useful rules to follow to eliminate any spelling difficulties....
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- Fall '09
- Spanish, Digraph, Latin alphabet, Consonant, Spanish Language Academies, real Spanish-speaking world