Re: Which language is most similar to Italian?
Posted: 2014-03-12, 11:29
PiotrR wrote:hāozigǎnr wrote:Portuguese (...) distinguishes /b/ /v/ sounds
Not the northern dialects of European Portuguese. Besides, native speakers of Spanish from, for example, Valencia or Paraguay also distinguish these.
Wouldn't those be native speakers of Catalan or Guaraní, though?
On a similar note, I know native speakers of Catalan from the Balearics who maintain the /b/-/v/ distinguish in their Catalan but not in their Spanish. Wouldn't it be the same for those Valencian accents?