Language in the Dominican Republic

Created by Tess Nastansky

The Caribbean includes Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, the coast of Colombia, and the coast of Mexico. In the Caribbean they speak lowland Spanish, tierras bajas. In the Caribbean they aspirate their syllable- final [s], the [s] is a voiceless alveolar fricative. They use a velar word- final nasal N, [ŋ]. In the Caribbean they elite and weaken their consonants; they use yeismo and seseo. In the Caribbean they use tuteo as the second- person address (singular) and only use ustedes as the second- person address (plural).


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