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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:13 am 
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Good day and peace to you all!

Before we actually get into a Spanish lesson, we should probably know the alphabet, letter pronunciations, and numbers. So, let's start with that, the letter(s) and their pronunciation (please excuse the formatting - I have tried most of this afternoon to make this appear as a proper list; unfortunately, this type forum doesn't appear to allow table listings, etc.):

Letter (Name) Pronunciation

a = (ah) ---- > "ah"

b = (be) ---- > "beh"

c = (ce) ---- > "seh" (like an “s” when ce or ci)/"keh" (like a “k” when ca, co, or cu)

d = (de) ---- > "deh"

e = (e) ------ > "eh"

f = (efe) ---- > "eh-fay"

g = (he) ---- > "heh" (like an “h” when ge or gi) or geh (like a hard “g” when ga, go, or gu)

h = (hache) ---- > "ah-chay" (the "h" is always silent)

i = (i) ------ > "ee"

j = (jota) ---- > "hoe-ta" (not "hah-ta"); always pronounced like an “h”

k = (ca) ---- > "kah"

l = (ele) ---- > "eh-lay"

ll = (elle) ---- > "eh-yay" (double ll's make the "y" sound)

m = (eme) ---- > "em-may"

n = (ene) ---- > "en-nay"

ñ = (eñe) ---- > "en-yay" (an “n” with a tilde always makes the sound of “ny”, as in “señor”)

o = (o) ------ > "oh"

p = (pe) ---- > "peh"

q = (cu) ---- > "coo"

r = (ere) ---- > "er-ray" (slight trill/roll)

rr = (erre) ---- > "errr-ray" (heavy trill! ROLL those r's!)

s = (ese) ---- > "es-ay" (as in "Ay, Esay!" LOLOLOL!)

t = (te) ---- > "tay"

u = (u) ---- > "ooh" (makes the double "o" sound)

v = (ve) ---- > "beh" or "veh" (pronounced properly with the "b" sound, but many use the “v” sound)

w = (doble ve) ---- > "dooblay beh" (or, improperly, "dooblay veh")

x = (equis) ---- > "ekees" (as in "Dos Equis" beer... ummm, I mean, cerveza!))

y = (i griega) ---- > "ee greyga" (meaning "Greek letter 'i'")

z = (zeta) ---- > "seta" ("z" is pronounced with "s" sound)


Vowels are ALWAYS pronounced as set forth above; consonants, however, may have different sounds, such as "hard" or "soft." The following key (summarized from Madrigal’s Key) sets forth those sounds:

B - Usually pronounced hard (buh); however, when it appears between vowels it is pronounced very softly, so soft your lips should barely touch. Rather, it's more like blowing softly through your lips.

CC - Pronounced as an "x". For example, "acción" is pronounced "axion."

CH - Properly pronounced as in "child"; however, some pronounce it (incorrectly) as "shee" (as in "ensheelada" versus "enchilada").

D – Almost always pronounced as a hard “d”; however, when occurring at the end of a word or between vowels, it is pronounced with a VERY soft “th” sound. For example, the word “cuidad” (“city” in Spanish) is pronounced “see-oo-dadth.”

R – Slightly trilled (rolled) except where it starts a word, in which case it is strongly trilled

RR – Always strongly trilled (again, ROLL those “r’s!)

Y – Always pronounced as a hard “y” (as in “yet”), except when standing alone, in which case it is pronounced as the double “e”... or “ee”... and means “and.”

QUE – Always pronounced as “keh”.

QUI – Always pronounced as “kee”.

GUE – Always pronounced as “geh.”

GUI – Always pronounced as “ghee” (as in “geese”) and not “gwee” (as would be in Italian)

NOTE: In some parts of Spain the “c” before an “e” or “i” is pronounced “th” and the “z” is always pronounced “th” (versus “s”). Unless you’re going to Spain, I wouldn’t worry too much about these two rules.

So, okay, that’s the Spanish pre-lesson! Understanding these pronunciation rules will go a long way toward helping you read/understand words as well as properly pronounce them. So, take a minute and get to know these and then we’ll move on, say, in a day or so (or maybe tomorrow, if the “Professor” has something to add).

Otra vez, paz a todos (again, peace to you all)!

Su sirviente y un estudiante y esclava de Cristo (you tell me - LOL!),

SA


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:14 am 
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TEC SAID

Wow. (that was fun to read through and pronounce)



Paz!


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LOZ SAID

Awesome ...

Muy bueno! .....very good
gracias .....thank you

Amor ....is this the proper form? Of love
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OUTLAW SAID

Thanks Shelby!..

This is going to be fun!

¿Por qué mi perro arrastre su asno en la alfombra?

.............................................OUTLAW


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:15 am 
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ATALOA SAID

No se, Outlaw.

no hay papel higiénico?

Here's something I've wondered; is muy pronounced moo-ee, not mwee?


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YPPUPPLLEH SAID

Pronounce every alphabet in the word.
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ZOE SAID

This is great, thank you so much Shelby for all the work you did for us typing out that alaphabet and describing the pronunciations.

Can you guys and girls translate your sentences into English when you say something.

I don't even understand these 2 sentences "No se, Outlaw."

"no hay papel higiénico?"


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:16 am 
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Yes, please (good morning and peace to you all!)... if you're going to post in the language, please also provide the English translation (because online translators may not do so precisely as YOU mean).

Dear Sher'f and Ataloa... if either you know Spanish, please, PLEASE... mayhaps get with dear PSacto and you all let me know how [you want] this should go (Spanish; I will consult Haggelos for the Greek and Hebrew). I am open to ANY suggestions from ANYONE... because MY way may not be the "best" way.

We may have some problems with this from time to time as the forum formatting isn't very accommodating. I had a TIME trying to post what I did yesterday. I tried all manner of things and what's posted is what I finally came up with. So, your patience is GREATLY appreciated if there are delays.

I will get the Greek alphabet and pronunciations up this morning. Dear Char and Loz, please feel free to start the threads on French and Welsh, as you see fit?

Okay, thanks all... and peace!

YSSFS of Christ,

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:21 am 
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Another note: if something is posted perhaps in jest so that the poster may not WANT to include the translation you can use Google Translate (http://translate.google.com/#es/en/ for your own purposes.

Just copy the statement/question and post in the first box and choose the languages you want (from and to). Piece of cake!

Paz a vosotros pollos!

Su sirviente, compañero de estudios, y un esclava de Cristo,

SA


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CHARIKLO SAID

Please could you include an English translation of the Spanish phrases,sentences and expressions? I am at a loss even with some of what's above. Bits I can get, but bits puzzle me.

Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:21 am 
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"Peace to all you chikkens" and "Your servant and fellow student and a slave of Christ"

for me, dear Char (peace!).

YSSFS of Christ,

SA


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:22 am 
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OUTLAW SAID

Good Morning Shelby!..

I don`t speak Spanish..
I used a translator..
The result was,I Learned a few words..
I still need schooling..

...................................OUTLAW


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:22 am 
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OUTLAW SAID

Quote:
Quote:
¿Por qué mi perro arrastre su asno en la alfombra?

Translation:
Why does my dog drag his ass on the carpet?..

LOL!!..

....................................................OUTLAW


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:22 am 
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CHARIKLO SAID

Ah! Pollos is chickens! I just forgot you always say that, Shel!

That's really nice, I like it!

And visitors is "all you"...I guessed the you bit but thought it was rather a long word! That explains it!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 10:23 am 
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THAT was my iPad talking and not me! "Vosotros", not visitors!

Note to self: preview, preview, preview!


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