V said V and said B

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Hola, I just watched video 1.7 irregular verb ir. Did my ears catch correctly that all V's are said B as in bas (vas), va (va), etc. except for voy that is said Voy?

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updated MAY 9, 2010
posted by sfrenchie

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HI Frenchi, lots of threads open on that topic, if you have a question, please participate on one of those threads.

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Thanks

reference articles about pronunciation

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two (written by a Spaniard)

updated MAY 9, 2010
posted by 00494d19
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B and V are generally pronounced the same (if you chat with a lot of young Spanish speakers online, you will notice a lot of b/v spelling errors). Here is a page that sort of explains the pronunciation: http://spanish.about.com/od/spanishpronunciation/a/b.htm

updated MAY 9, 2010
posted by aceydoubleyou
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I also noticed that Spanish speakers sometimes say V as B, especially when the word begins with this letter. (This is how my friend who's name is V..., became B... in Spain ) wink

updated MAY 9, 2010
posted by swing