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Difference between "yo" and "jo"

Sometimes I hear "yo" pronounced as "jo". I assume that "jo" is for emphasis, but that isn't clear.

When I hear a woman say "jo", it seems to indicate that someone is in trouble. :)

6 years ago

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In several of the Spanish-speaking countries, LL and Y are pronounced with a subtle j. Example: my friend's husband (Venezuelan) says yellow as jell-o You may also run across v sounding like b and d sounding like th.

6 years ago

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There is no difference, it's an Argentinean accent.

6 years ago

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Also Spanish (mainland) accent.

6 years ago

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Pronunciation of the Y consonant changes with the country. To my ears, the Argentine version sounds like SH, most countries pronounce it as J, while some people pronounce it as EE.

6 years ago