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Old October 12, 2007, 10:58 PM
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Pronunciation Questions

Is "gue" pronounced the same as "que" (as far as the "u" being silent)? Also, today I saw the word "desague" and it had the two horizontal dots over the "u". How does that affect the pronunciation of any letter or syllable?

Also, the audio on a website, when pronouncing words that had the "ie" diphong such as "fiesta", sounded as if there was an accent on the "e". Since there is no visual accent on this word, and many others like it, wouldn't this word sound like the typical two syllable word that has no accent. In other words, the "e" wouldn't be stressed any more than anything else. Gracias
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Old October 13, 2007, 10:12 AM
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Hola CKC777:

Read a post entered by Red Beard on August 2, 2007....I think you will find many answers to your questions about u and ü..... I get confused also and after I read it, I found it to be real helpful

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Old October 13, 2007, 12:16 PM
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I looked for the post but cant find it
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Old October 15, 2007, 11:03 AM
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Hi ckc,

I didn't see this thread earlier or I would have responded. Here's the thread Elaina is talking about. It's got some great information.
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Old October 19, 2007, 05:51 AM
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how gue is pronounce in spanish

gue is pronounced roughly as gay is in english. gÜe would be pronounced like gway would be pronounced in english
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Old October 27, 2008, 07:06 PM
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gue is "gway" almost and que is different
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Old October 27, 2008, 07:45 PM
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Jessica, as explained earlier in the thread, the only difference between gue and que in the pronunciation of the first letter. Neither has an English w sound following the initial consonant.
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