In Spain the term castellano, rather than español, refers to the Spanish language as opposed to Catalan, Basque etc. The choice of word has political overtones: castellano has separatist connotations and español is considered centralist. In Latin America castellano is the usual term for Spanish.
- [Linguistics/Lingüística] labial (feminine)More example sentences
- Chapter 4 describes cases where coronals undergo assimilation but dorsals and labials do not.
- I guess that the great typological difference in the use of labials can speak for the great genetic difference in AmerIndian languages.
- Thus, the broad versus slender contrast may, in the weak voiced labials, be labelled as ‘w versus v’, but in the strong voiced labials as ‘round b versus spread b’.