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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. :)

August 3, 2012



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.


Also Spanish (mainland) accent.


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.


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

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