Latin-American Spanish

Latin-American Spanish has a number of regional dialects; all are derived from Castilian but differ in several points of phonology from European Spanish. Typical of Latin-American Spanish is the use of the s sound where Castilian has the lisplike th sound (z or c before e or i in spelling) and replacement of the Castilian ly sound (spelled ll) with a y sound or even with the zh sound of the z in English "azure" or the j in French jour.

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