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Study Guide Answers

1.     How many letters are in the English alphabet? How many letters are in the Spanish alphabet?
     twenty-six/ twenty-nine
2.     What two Spanish letters used to have their own section in the dictionary, but no longer do?
     "ch" and "ll"
3.     When did the change referred to in #2 take place?
     in 1994
4.     In Spanish, "rr" is a separate letter. True or false?
     false
5.     The "K" section of the Spanish dictionary is one of the longest sections. True or false?
     false
6.     The Spanish "c" is hard, except when it's followed by what two letters?
     "e" or "i"
7.     What sound does the letter, "c," make when it precedes "e" or "i," in some parts of Spain?
     "th"
8.     How does the letter, "d," sound when it's sandwiched between vowels?
     like "th"
9.     When "g" precedes "i" or "e," it sounds like an aspirated _________________.
     "h"
10.     The sound produced by ___________________ has no true English equivalent.
     "j"
11.     In parts of Argentina, "ll" produces what sound?
     "zh," as in "azure"
12.     What sound is made by ""?
     "ny," as in "canyon"
13.     "Q" sounds exactly like what other letter sounds?
     "k"
14.     How does someone produce the sound of the Spanish "r"?
     Trill the tongue against the roof of the mouth.
15.     How does "rr" differ from "r"?
     The trill is more pronounced and drawn out.
16.     In Spanish, what other letter is pronounced like the letter, "b"?
     "v"
17.     No words of Spanish origin contain the letter, _________________.
     "w"
18.     "Y" produces the same sound as the Spanish ______________.
     "i"
19.     What do diacritical marks indicate?
     They indicate how a word should be pronounced, they distinguish between certain homonyms or parts of speech, they indicate whether or not a question is being asked, and they indicate that numerals are being separated.
20.     If a Spanish word ends in an "s," an "n," or a vowel, where does the stress fall?
     on the next-to-last syllable
21.     If a Spanish word ends in something other than an "s," an "n," or a vowel, where does the stress fall?
     on the final syllable
22.     Accent marks indicate exceptions to the rules named in #s 20 and 21. True or false?
     true
23.     What is a "diphthong"?
     when consecutive vowels blend to form one sound
24.     An accent mark can change the meaning of a word. True or false?
     true
25.     Names of languages and nationalities are capitalized. True or false?
     false
26.     Names of countries are capitalized. True or false?
     true
27.     Days of the week and months of the year are capitalized. True or false?
     false
28.     In titles of books, only the first word and proper names are capitalized. True or false?
     true
29.     Words relating to religions are capitalized. True or false?
     false
30.     Personal titles are capitalized only when ______________________________.
     abbreviated
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