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How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

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Troy, Michigan
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How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

I have heard it pronounced "B"ieques. Is this the way it's pronounced locally?

new york
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1. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

thats about right

maybe just add a short " i " sound

Puerto Rico
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2. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

BEE-AY-KEIS

thats... i guess how ud write the pronunciation.

i think... lol

Troy, Michigan
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3. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

Appreciate the responses - thanks very much!

Puerto Rico
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4. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

Hello maggi !!

B A K is the phonetic spelling for Vieques., just add s at the end..

Try it and you'll see.

Best Regards,

HOC

Troy, Michigan
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5. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

I'm practicing it now as I write this, BAKs, BAKs, ... or is it BAKzzzz????

VIEQUES
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6. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

In Spanish the V is pronounced as a B. In correct Spanish the S at the end should be pronounced. But, the locals here are notorious for dropping the S off EVERYTHING. So if you want to go "local" it's bee-AY-kay. Adio :-)

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7. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

In Spanish V and B are not pronounce the the same...sating that they are is simply incorrect.

SOME people in PR might do that but that's not the case in must Spanish speaking countries....neither is correct.

SOME people in PR say "emprestao" that doesn't make it correct!

VIEQUES
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8. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

Ok Halfback...I'm not an expert like you...but, I do know that the V in correct Spanish is pronounced very softly and almost sounds like a B. Here in PR it is often distinctly heard as a B. Not in all cases, but many. and here in Vieques it is distinctly a B sound. I'm not saying it'e right or wrong...It's just what it is. Don't worry...Be happy.

Rio Grande, Puerto...
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9. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

Regarding "b/v" in the Spanish language, below is an excerpt from a Spanish on line textbook

"The Spanish "b" (be larga) and "v" (be corta) are pronounced exactly alike. These letters have two separate sounds, hard and soft. At the beginning of a word and after "m" or "n", the hard Spanish "b/v" closely resembles the "b" in the word "boy," except that the lips are held tense. In other situations, the "b/v" is pronounced like an English "b" in which the lips are not allowed to touch. (This is a sound that does not exist in English.)"

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10. Re: How do YOU pronounce Vieques?

bee- E (as in E-nd)- Kay- s

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