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!
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.
i once was listening to a podcast,The teacher said "cómo se llama usted". se lyama! why?
the pronunciation of llama in this sentence was kind of weird for me. i've heard se yama, se jama but not se lyama!
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".