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Unformatted text preview: one gets stressed.) When a weak vowel precedes a strong vowel, the weak vowel acts as a consonant. The u creates the sound of an English w; the i sounds like the consonant y . Consonants as vowels The letter y acts as a vowel only when it stands alone or when it is at the end of the word. In such instances, it is pronounced like the i in burrito . As a consonant, the Spanish y sounds just like it does in the English word you....
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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