Isogloss map for -d- elision in -ado suffixes, in Iberian Peninsula Spanish, according to ALPI .
It's classic to hear a Spaniard saying: “ In my hometown (or in that area) instead of ‘cantado’ they say ‘cantao’ ”. In this map we can see that in fact the pronunciation of -d- in the -ado suffix is not the rule but the exception, except maybe in formal registers of the language. In no point of the ALPI surveys this -d- is pronounced for all 3 words used in this map.
The words registered in the ALPI surveys that have been used in this map are :
Zone A : Points where -d- in the -ado suffix is pronounced in 1 or 2 out of all 3 words.
Zone B : Points where -d- in the -ado suffix is not pronounced in any of all 3 words. The suffix sounds as -ao or -au.
Zone C : Points where the -ado suffix is pronounced -ato.
Zone D : Other languages. Zones where historically Spanish is not the local language.
Index of Maps : Isogloss maps for Iberian Peninsula Spanish, according to ALPI
Versión en español : Mapa de isoglosas para la elisión de la -d- en los sufijo -ado en el castellano de la península Ibérica, a partir del ALPI
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