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Spanish Grammar Help!

Hi Ladies!

I'm ordering my STD's and I had a quick question about proper spanish grammar-- If a word/name ends in a vowel (my name ends in a "y") and you are trying to say  "name y name" would the "Y" be changed to an "e" since it's double "Y"?

Thanks!!!!
Kimberly
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Re: Spanish Grammar Help!

  • ckastner1ckastner1 member
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    edited December 2011
    I think that you would only change the y (and) if the second name begins with a Y. 
  • aghouston86aghouston86 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_latino-weddings_spanish-grammar?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:680Discussion:51a02ef7-37dd-440e-ba62-5c98ca3fb442Post:b4bd15f9-c6d7-46ad-922f-f9fd22079f6c">Re: Spanish Grammar Help!</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think that you would only change the y (and) if the second name begins with a Y. 
    Posted by ckastner1[/QUOTE]
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  • ExpatPumpkinExpatPumpkin member
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    edited December 2011
    Kimberly y Jose
    Kimberly e Yesenia

    It's the second name that matters.
  • edited December 2011
    No, you change the "y" to "e" if the second name starts with "i"

    Since "y" is pronounced "ee", it sounds odd if the second name starts with "i". If the second name starts with "y", it will sound like "j" (you would say "jesenia"), so you don't need to change the "y" to "e".

    Hope that made sense :-P
  • ExpatPumpkinExpatPumpkin member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/cultural-wedding-boards_latino-weddings_spanish-grammar?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Cultural Wedding BoardsForum:680Discussion:51a02ef7-37dd-440e-ba62-5c98ca3fb442Post:8e1ff332-aace-404a-a867-4ea946350b31">Re: Spanish Grammar Help!</a>:
    [QUOTE]No, you change the "y" to "e" if the second name starts with "i" Since "y" is pronounced "ee", it sounds odd if the second name starts with "i". If the second name starts with "y", it will sound like "j" (you would say "jesenia"), so you don't need to change the "y" to "e". Hope that made sense :-P
    Posted by patrigonzal[/QUOTE]

    This is correct! I got distracted by all the y talk. Just wanted to add that you'd also change to an e before a name starting with h if the second letter is an i. This is because the h would be silent so the prevailing sound would be the i.
  • MariodoMujerMariodoMujer member
    10 Comments
    edited December 2011
    You change it before a word starting with "i", "hi", or "Y' but only if that Y is used as a vowel. ex. Jose y Yesenia (this Y is a consonant)
    Jose e Yvette (this Y is a vowel)
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