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Pronunciation of V and B

jbus December 11, 2015, 5:57 pm
Module 1.8
If you ask someone to spell a word in Spanish for you, that person may differentiate 'b' and 'v' by talking about beh grande (big 'b') and beh pequeño (little 'v').

Should this be "big B and little b."?
Pronunciation of V and B
Robert-C7 December 11, 2015, 11:06 pm
Yes, I think you are correct.  That must be a typographical
error and a somewhat confusing one at that.
Pronunciation of V and B
KelllaurBailar December 13, 2015, 2:57 pm
Estoy de acuerdo con Roberto. What is the point of a big b if there
isn't a smaller b, and what is the point of a small v if there
isn't a larger one? Marie can probably make this clearer than I can
though.... Hope this helps!
Pronunciation of V and B
Steven-W15 December 14, 2015, 5:32 am
I certainly agree with you all - that does sound a bit odd.

Someone posted a pretty good video awhile back on pronouncing "b" verses "v". Ricardo maybe? Anyway, in the video they referred to these as "b - burro" and "v - vaca".
 
Pronunciation of V and B
ricardo-rich December 14, 2015, 2:55 pm
Hola a todos,

Aquí está el video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9t3C0VSoq0

Saludos,

Ricardo
Pronunciation of V and B
marieg-rocket languages December 15, 2015, 6:35 pm
Hi guys, 

In Spanish you also do the same (just like Ana explained in the video), even though you say/pronounce "beh pequeña/chica/corta", the writing is "v", so it's "little/small v" (v pequeña/corta), that's the letter you're emphasizing on. The "proper" name of the letters are "beh" and "oo-veh", maybe that would differentiate them better, although you may not hear it that often...

On a personal note, I was taught an old, perhaps incorrect way I was told to differentiate between vello and bello when speaking so people would know what I was referring to; I don't quite agree with this pronunciation rule since the point for Spanish is that the letter you see is how you pronounce, so it's a little redundant and confusing having the same pronunciation for two different letters...Read More
Hi guys, 

In Spanish you also do the same (just like Ana explained in the video), even though you say/pronounce "beh pequeña/chica/corta", the writing is "v", so it's "little/small v" (v pequeña/corta), that's the letter you're emphasizing on. The "proper" name of the letters are "beh" and "oo-veh", maybe that would differentiate them better, although you may not hear it that often...

On a personal note, I was taught an old, perhaps incorrect way I was told to differentiate between vello and bello when speaking so people would know what I was referring to; I don't quite agree with this pronunciation rule since the point for Spanish is that the letter you see is how you pronounce, so it's a little redundant and confusing having the same pronunciation for two different letters...

Cheers!
Pronunciation of V and B
KelllaurBailar December 16, 2015, 2:23 pm
Gracias por todos Marie  !
Pronunciation of V and B

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