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How do you know what the word will sound like without it being phonetically spelled out?

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i would like to know. when u see a sentance in spanish , how will i knew the pronoution of it if it does not have the keys that tell you how the are said??? like example........

say i did not know how to day tame

tame : (t-A-m)           tame

with pronoution with out it

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updated AGO 27, 2009
edited by 0074b507
posted by kesslee68

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One last comment: I've added a new shorter and simpler set of rules to read Spanish, but without all the precise detail of the previous version. All you need is 14 rules to get started and read Spanish.

once you learn the pronunciation rules (which are not difficult), the word itself IS the pronunciation guide.

"Is the pronunciation guide". I like the way you put it. I am going to borrow this, if you don' t mind. wink

updated AGO 27, 2009
edited by lazarus1907
posted by lazarus1907
certainly! - webdunce, AGO 26, 2009
where can I find the 14 rules? - ppmomof3, AGO 26, 2009
Same link Lazarus posted above: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/100209/spanish-alphabet-how-do-letters-sound - Toph, AGO 26, 2009
ah thanks I missed that they were combined. Thanks! - ppmomof3, AGO 27, 2009
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To reiterate what lazarus said:

Spanish pronunciation rules are the same for all words; therefore, once you learn the pronunciation rules (which are not difficult), the word itself IS the pronunciation guide.

However, in English, the same letter or group of letters can have different pronunciations in different words (example: the "ough" in cough /kawf'/ vs through /throo'/). Therefore, English dictionaries must provide the spelling AND a phonetic pronunciation guide for each word.

And to offer my own opinion on the matter:

However the two languages compare to one another in other areas, to me, Spanish really outshines English in THIS particular area.

updated AGO 26, 2009
edited by webdunce
posted by webdunce
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how will i knew the pronoution of it if it does not have the keys that tell you how the are said???

Can you read aloud the number 39,814? Sure! But, have you ever heard this number pronounced before? Do you really need to hear and memorize how to read all the numbers to be able to read them? No, you just need some simple rules, and apply them to any number

Well, Spanish works the same way. You learn a few simple rules, and you can read any word, exactly like you would with a number, all the time, and accurately. Spanish is not like English, where you need keys; you only need to know how to read each letter, and that's it.

In this article you can learn how each letter sounds in Spanish. Learn these rules, and you'll never wonder how to read another Spanish word (in English you will never be able to do such a thing).

updated AGO 26, 2009
edited by lazarus1907
posted by lazarus1907
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all you have to do it go one google.com and type in the word and it will translate and usually have a pronouation on it! smile hope this helps!

updated AGO 26, 2009
posted by kenzieRAWR
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