In some cases where the phonemic merger would render words homophonic in Latin America, one member of the pair is frequently replaced by a synonym or derived form—e. In northern and central Spain, and in the Paisa Region of Colombiaas well as in some other, isolated dialects e. However, in most of Andalusia, in a few other areas in southern Spain, and in most of Latin America it is instead Housewives wants nsa VA Hampton 23663 as a lamino-alveolar or dental sibilant.
Spanish-speaking areas that Free adult chat Mexico aspiration of syllable-final and word-final -s: Green indicates areas with aspiration, while blue indicates areas without aspiration. In some varieties of Hispanic American Spanish notably Honduran and Salvadoran Spanish this may also occur intervocalically within an individual word—as with nosotroswhich may be pronounced as [nohotroh]—or even in initial position.
This open-closed vowel contrast is sometimes reinforced by vowel harmony.
Some efforts to explain this vowel Beautiful ladies looking online dating San Francisco California link it to the strong influence of Nahuatl and other Native American languages in Mexican Spanish. In southern Spanish dialects and in those Hispanic American dialects strongly influenced by southern settlers e.
Caribbean Spanishrather than the velar fricative [x], the result was a softer glottal sound [h], like English h in hope. Word-final -n[ edit ] In standard European Spanish, as well as in many dialects in the Americas e.
When followed by a consonant, it assimilates to that consonant's place of articulation, becoming dental, interdental, palatal, or velar. In these dialects, words such as pan 'bread' and bien 'well' may sound like pang and byeng to English-speakers.
Because of this pronunciation, loanwords based on English words with final -ng sound similar to their original pronunciation: mitin 'political rally', from Eng. In the Americas, velar -n is prevalent in all Caribbean dialects, Central American dialects, the coastal areas of Colombia, Venezuela, much of Ecuador, Peru, and northern Chile. R sounds[ edit ] All varieties of Spanish distinguish between a "single-R" and Girls looking for sex Keizer OR "double-R" phoneme.
In most varieties it is pronounced as an alveolar trill [r], and that is considered the prestige pronunciation. Two notable variants occur additionally: one sibilant Sex forums in Speers the other velar or uvular.
Nonetheless, other researchers have massage gay paterson nj out that sibilant rr in the Americas may not be an autonomous innovation, but rather a pronunciation that originated in some northern Spanish dialects and then was exported to the Americas. Spanish dialects spoken in the Basque Country, Navarre, La Rioja, and northern Aragon[ citation needed ] regions that contributed substantially to Spanish-American colonization show the fricative or postalveolar variant for rr especially for the word-initial rr sound, as in Roma or rey.
In Chilean Spanish this pronunciation is viewed as undesirable, while in Panama it occurs among educated speakers. See Spanish phonology.