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Subject: Spanish names
Author: Lumia   (Authenticated as Lumia)
Date: July 8, 2005 at 2:11:13 AM
Reply to: Re: A whole whack of pro. questions by Julia

Chavez (correctely spelled Chávez) is not pronounced shu-VEZ or chu-VEZ, but CHAH-bes in American Spanish or CHAH-beth in Castilian Spanish.

Madrona is not pronounced mah-DROHN-uh, but mah-DROH-nah.

Zamora is not pronounced zuh-MOR-uh, but thah-MOH-rah in Castilian Spanish or sah-MOH-rah in American Spanish.


The CH has always the sound CH (as in church). The pronunciation with SH correspond to French, not to Spanish.
The Z has a sound S in America Spanish and TH in Castilian Spanish.
The V and the B have the same sound B.

Lumia
http://onomastica.mailcatala.com

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