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Quiz on lesson 1.8

Dan-T2

Dan-T2

The quiz on 1.8 states that "beh pequena" should be v. I am sure it is b not v. Otherwise a great course.
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola DanT2, The distinction is also called b larga and v is b corta. It's correct. B is grande v is pequeña. Also, burro and vaca are used to clarify which is which. Saludos, Rich
Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Hola :D We also call the V , "uve" or "V chica" . Apparently 'uve' is the new official form to call it (see link). I've been calling it 'uve' since I can remember, but when i was a kid, it was very normal (in my region) to call it "v chica" or "ve de vaca" haha. Another clarification , besides the ones that Rich has given (vaca and burro) is calling it 'B labial" (lip B), i guess it is because we use the lips when pronouncing it and also 'labio' is written with it. By the way, the link also talks about the removal of CH and LL as letters...yes!!! Some genius figure out that these should be treated as new letters in some point of history, but (thank God) it didnt last, because the number of letters in the spanish alpabeth changed during that time, and it was a bit confusing when I was a kid...Also the Y is now officially "ye" but before it was "I griega" or greek I, and the I was "i latina" so that we can difference between Y and I (when alone, because we all now what happens with Y gets allong with a vocal). So now is just I and Ye :) http://www.ambito.com/noticia.asp?id=552188
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola Cristian, ¡Ay ya yay! Soy un gringo viejo y estoy trantando de aprender español. ¿Ahora necesito aprender un alfabeto nuevo? El alfabeto antiguo es en mi cerebro y es desmasido tarde cambiarlo ahora. Creo que eso no vaya ser un problema grande. ¿Estás de acuerdo? Favor de corregir mis errores y ten cuidado amigo. Saludos, Ricardo
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

When I started learning Spanish I distinctly separated the B and V sound, and have been told that as an English speaker it is fine to do that. But I have noticed as I progressed that I am starting to bring the places in my mouth where the B and V sounds are made closer together.
Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Cristian-Montes-de-Oca

Hi Ricardo!! Dont worry, the new alphabet is the same as in english (just adding the ñ). So, it should not be a problem. The ones eliminated were LL and CH haha And about the name of the letters, also do not worry, people will understand if you say "Y griega" instead of "ye". Saludos!
Dan-T2

Dan-T2

got it, I think. Thanks.

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