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The letter j The letter j is always pronounced like the h in “hi” or “hollow.” It is difficult to predict whether to use a g or j when you need to produce a word with the sound of the English h followed by an e or i . For example, jirafa and jefe are spelled with a j and giro and general are spelled with a g . Focus on whether to use a j or a g when you first learn to spell the word. Words with the h sound in front of o, a, or u ( jota , Japón, and julio ) are always spelled with a j because a g would not produce the h sound at all when followed by these letters. The letter h The Spanish letter h is always silent and is generally at the beginning of the word if used at all. There really is no way to predict when a word will begin with a silent
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This note was uploaded on 11/07/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.
- Fall '09