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Pronunciation of Mayo

How is May pronounced in Spanish? Once it was "majo", then "madʒo". I suppose both are correct, but which is used when? Gracias!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Andres_Diaz_179

Hi Silvietta 7991!!! I think that the pronunciation depends on the region where you are. This link has the pronunciation in some countries of LatinoAmérica. http://es.forvo.com/word/mayo/

Regards.

3 years ago

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The pronunciation of 'y' and 'll' varies greatly by region and by individual. You'll hear both as "y" and 'j" and 'zh.' In Argentina both are always 'zh.' I have heard two people speaking in a Mexican street pronounce these sounds differently. "Llama ya!" (call now) on Univision TV in the USA is sometimes jamma ja, sometimes yamma ya, sometimes jamma ya, and so on.

3 years ago

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i once was listening to a podcast,The teacher said "cómo se llama usted". se lyama! why?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

What is your specific question?

3 years ago

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the pronunciation of llama in this sentence was kind of weird for me. i've heard se yama, se jama but not se lyama!

3 years ago

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That pronunciation is used in some Andean and Spanish regions. In those regions the 'y' sound is different from the 'll' one. Look at here and here

3 years ago

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Gracias

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sandraleet

I have just come back from Mexico and the teachers/students from that area all say "Majo". They were from Mesico City and Cuernavaca. Also in my classes in Sonoma county the pronunciation is "Majo", and that is the Mexican form. Last year in Spain we also heard that pronunciation. I know it depends on location. While we in Spain, our guide who was from the Granada area pronounced all "s" as "th". I had heard this was true, but very surprising how it sounds when you are used to "s" being like the american "s".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silvietta7991

hm...thank you all for your replies!

3 years ago