South American Spanish Dialectology:

A Quick Reference Guide

This site is a brief overview of the variation in Spanish pronunciation in Latin America.

Table of Contents

    Front Matter

  1. Preface: How my personal experience led me to attempt a short, accessible description of the variants of Spanish in South America (Spanish Version)
  2. Introduction: How the site was developed, and an explanation of the formalisms used
  3. Allophonic Rules

  4. From Guitart: A systematic presentation of the allophones for each phoneme in Latin American Spanish, inspired by Guitart
  5. From Piñeros: A systematic presentation of the allophones for each phoneme in Latin American Spanish, inspired by Piñeros
  6. From Canfield and Lipski: Country-by-country summaries of the regional allophonic variants
  7. Recordings: Recordings of the allophonic rules described in the Country and Phonemic summaries
  8. Rule Index: Alphabetic list of rules in both the country summary and the phoneme summary
  9. Aesop's Fable

  10. El Viento norte: The north wind fable from Aesop that is used in the IPA Handbook, recorded by speakers from various Latin American countries
  11. Country Variations: A collation of the transcribed words in the fable which makes it easy to compare the different versions
  12. Back Matter

  13. Appendix: IPA Equivalents for Canfield's Notation
  14. Bibliography: A short bibliography of works consulted
  15. Phonemic Index