- Peninsular Spanish
Peninsular Spanish, also known as European Spanish, refers to the varieties of Spanish spoken in the
Iberian Peninsulaas opposed to the Spanish spoken in the Americas, also known as Latin American Spanish.
In general, the main characteristic that distinguishes both variants of Spanish is the use of a different
phoneme/θ/, that is, the initial sound of the English word "think" - (in Peninsular Spanish) for the soft 'c' (c+e, c+i) and the 'z'; also known as 'distinción'.
However, this characteristic is far from uniform in all
dialectical variationsof the Spanish of the Iberian Peninsula. The Andalusian dialectand the Spanish spoken in the Canary Islandsdo not use ' distincion' as a general rule, but could use either seseoor ceceo.
Castrapo(Spanish spoken in Galicia as opposed to Galician)
ources of Additional Material
*http://www.mtsu.edu/~rmorris/morris2000.pdf = Constraint Interaction in Spanish /s/-Aspiration: Three Peninsular Varieties
*http://www.mtsu.edu/~rmorris/morris2002.pdf = CODA OBSTRUENTS AND LOCAL CONSTRAINT CONJUNCTION IN NORTH-CENTRAL PENINSULAR SPANISH
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