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Calle Pronounciation Variation

In the Travel Section Lesson 2.4: Why is it that La Calle Esperanza, Calle is pronounced "ca-Jay" while "en la calle San Martin," calle is prounounced "Kai-yay" ? Is it because in calle San Martin, the word calle is not capitalized? And if that's the case, why is it not capitalized? Thanks!
Random1

Random1

Both the "yay" and "jay" pronunciations are correct. Some native Spanish speakers pronounce "ll" as "jay" and others pronounce it as "yay." I was told that Spanish speakers from Spain tend to use "Jay" and those from Latin America tend to use "Yay," but I am not sure if that is correct.

Very helpful...I will double check in on this with my Spanish speaking friends. Thank you!
Carlene-R

Carlene-R

In my studies I have noticed female speakers using the "ya" sound and male speakers using the "ja"- maybe they just happen to be from different regions but I was wondering if there was a gender difference.
Random1

Random1

I haven't really seen any consistency in pronunciation. I have also noticed some speakers use "jay" when there is an "a" following "ll" and "yay" when there is an "e" following "ll." I am just sticking to the "yay" type sound since it seems to be predominantly used in Rocket Spanish.
tammy-022712

tammy-022712

You can use either really. I am taking a class with a native Venezuelan teacher and he told us we can use whatever. I prefer the jay sound more than yay.

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