Subject: Re: Yessica
Author: ClaudiaS   (Authenticated as ClaudiaS)
Date: April 20, 2009 at 2:21 PM
Reply to: Re: Yessica by Lumia

I am sure you are right about the English influence on names beginning with Y, but the families I worked with were almost all Mexican-born and their primary language was Spanish. In addition, this "English j" sound (I don't know how to make IPA symbols appear here, or I would use them) was also used for the letter ll (as in llamar). I'm not an expert on Spanish pronunciation, but I think it is an oversimplification to say that the letters ll and y are always pronounced as IPA /j/ in every Spanish dialect.

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