Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 19:05 UTC
Features, Office Since everybody in the technology world is apparently having a vacation, and nobody told me about it, we're kind of low on news. As such, this seems like the perfect opportunity to gripe about something I've always wanted to gripe about: a number of common mistakes in English writing in the comments section. I'll also throw in some tidbits about my native language, Dutch, so you can compare and contrast between the two.
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RE[4]: A few points
by elmimmo on Fri 19th Mar 2010 06:56 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: A few points"
elmimmo
Member since:
2005-09-17

being a native spanish speaker […] I can tell you that neither B nor V should sound the same in spanish.


Absolutely no dialect of Spanish makes a distinction between the sounds of B and V. Both sound like a B. If you are indeed native Spanish speaker, you speak weird.

Edited 2010-03-19 07:01 UTC

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RE[5]: A few points
by bosco_bearbank on Fri 19th Mar 2010 10:39 in reply to "RE[4]: A few points"
bosco_bearbank Member since:
2005-10-12

As my elementary school Spanish teacher (a native speaker from Cuba) used to say, "¿v de vaca o b de burro?" - according to her the sounds are supposed to be identical.

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RE[6]: A few points
by pafipe on Mon 22nd Mar 2010 16:52 in reply to "RE[5]: A few points"
pafipe Member since:
2010-03-22

It's even easier than that: B (de burro) is a "bilabial" sound; both lips come together in the making of the sound (others like it are M and P).

The V (de vaca) on the other hand is a "labiodental" sound. The lower lip joins the upper row of teeth to make the sound; another one like it is F.

As far as I know that is the case in every language that uses those letters.

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RE[5]: A few points
by Gryzor on Fri 19th Mar 2010 14:26 in reply to "RE[4]: A few points"
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

"being a native spanish speaker […] I can tell you that neither B nor V should sound the same in spanish.


Absolutely no dialect of Spanish makes a distinction between the sounds of B and V. Both sound like a B. If you are indeed native Spanish speaker, you speak weird.
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Or you don’t know it, proving my point…

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