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B and V
The letters b and v always represent the same sound in Spanish. If someone tells you otherwise, it's wrong. It's not "virtually" the same sound; it is the same phoneme represented by two different letters, for historical reasons, and varying in realization between a plosive [b] and a fricative [β]. Even invierno is pronounced [imbjɛrno]! In ages past, teachers would tell students to pronounce v as a labiodental fricative, but that was never the actual spoken pronunciation. —Pablo D. Flores (Talk) 18:00, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
barrio chino <> chinatown
In the article:
- In Spanish, Chinatowns are known as barrios chinos; similarly, all ethnic ghettos and "-towns" receive the name barrio plus the appropriate qualifying adjective.
It is half true. An ethnic ghetto is called Barrio X (where X is the adjective), BUT barrio chino is an exception. It means mostly "red lights district", and only very marginally "chinatown". --22.214.171.124 14:41, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Disadvantages of Living in the Barrio
Briefly, Barrios are over populated. They also lack clean water, no electricity, drainage, and other services. I would like to add more information in this with references. http://www.marxsite.com/mexico_city.htm
Barrio life BIAS
So... only Venezuelan barrios are that "special"? Then Mexican barrios, are like living at the Elysian Fields... What about Brazilian favelas, are those like heaven on Earth? I supposed those places are for the wealthy people and living on Venezuelan barrios are like being cast into the Tartarus... Fascinating!!!
Seriously if no other info is added, I will take the liberty to remove that "section", since living in a barrio, being Mexican, Venezuelan, Argentinian, etc... are not the same between countries, and leave it like that, unbiased...--FaustoLG (talk) 15:18, 2 June 2013 (UTC)
- I both agree and disagree with you. Agree: seems bias. Disagree: Perhaps it seems bias because the article is not yet complete, that is, because life in the barrios of other countries has yet to be entered. I say partialy because the section IS properly sourced. The way to deal with perceived bias is given HERE. My name is Mercy11 (talk) 03:06, 3 June 2013 (UTC), and I approve this message.
- I agree with the above, only "a" barrio was discussed in the source, meaning the authors do not point this qualifies or not for other places, ist just a piece that is covered; however I will remove it because this subsection indicates implicitly that this only happens in this place. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 20:58, 7 April 2015 (UTC)