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Contextualization of Spanish 'y' vs. 'e' ? 8 years 8 months ago #1

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between %1$s and %2$s

en español será

entre %1$s y %2$s

except when #2 begins with the same sound as "y" (English 'ee') or a letter that would be pronounced that way by a Spanish speaker. In that case, y (and) changes to e

Should that be contextualized? I'm inclined to say no. Although it might seem strange to a Spanish speaker, it's not nearly as strange as "there are 1 files remaining" which as we know is wide-spread. :-)
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Re: Contextualization of Spanish 'y' vs. 'e' ? 8 years 8 months ago #2

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<<the same sound as "y" (English 'ee')>>

So, you are saying that we would need code that could distinguish between "Ian" (ee-an) and "Ivan" (eye van).

Is this even possible?
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Re: Contextualization of Spanish 'y' vs. 'e' ? 8 years 8 months ago #3

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I thought I had responded but....

try again: Not possible without a heck of a lot of work. So I guess my "inclination" was correct.
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