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Correct pronunciation for 'Ella': eyya or ejja?

What is the correct pronunciation for 'Ella': ~eyya or ejja? I have heard both the pronunciations in the lessons. Does it depend on some context?

7 months ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Oritteropo1
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Choose the one you like, both are correct as is sh from Argentina. It's not based on context, just preference of speaker.

Compare the different pronuncations of llorar for instance - https://forvo.com/word/llorar/#es

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
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My Spanish teacher is from Argentina. It took me a little while to get used to her pronouncing ella like "asia"! I'm used to accents from North or Central America.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chilotin
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It depends on dialect and speaker's preferences. In most dialects, both y and ll sound the same, [ʝ], listen to the audios.

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/elizadeux
elizadeux
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The voices in Duolingo are computer-generated and often not a reliable gauge of how something is pronounced. I highly recommend the website forvo, so that you can hear how real people from all over the world pronounce any particular word. https://forvo.com/word/ella/

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alfius15
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Look at:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ye%C3%ADsmo

Ella→ /eʎa/ (like italian gli→ coniglio, voglio/

Yeísmo

Ella→/eʝa/ (ll like english sound gia /dʒa/ of giant /ˈdʒaɪənt/

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrakharPan12

Muchos gracias, amigos!

7 months ago
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