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As mentioned, you’re overgeneralizing somewhat. For example, standard Italian does not use “ll” to spell a “y” sound. "yeísmo" is the merger of the “ll” and “y” sounds in Spanish. Before this sound change, “ll” in Spanish was pronounced as a “palatal lateral approximant” consonant sound. The change to the non-lateral palatal approximant /j/, or ...


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I can't comment on English, but I am guessing a part of the reason is the historical position and development of the Greek language. In Finnish, the names of the first four Greek letters are: alfa, beeta, gamma, delta. I use Greek letters mostly in mathematics. I have not studied the language. Looking at the table of pronunciation of Greek letters at ...


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