In true spanish, it is bozal, but in CA spanish, bosal is also correct, as in the New World the pronunciation of many "z" were changed to "s".
Romal is romal in any spanish you care to consider spelling or pronouncing it.
That so many misspell it doesn't mean the correct spelling is not romal.
If you are asking about spanish pronounciation of a spanish word, I guess you want them to sound like spanish.
"Spanglish" is really not a language, but badly used spanish and English.
I am always happy to learn how to spell or pronounce words I am not familiar with or that I mangle.
Comes from knowing several languages.
I expect those that don't want to change only know one and really don't understand the differences between languages and the whys and hows of communicating properly.
bosal--- bo-ZEL (bo, like in boat, ZEL like the beginning of zealous, emphasis on second syllable)
That's how I learned both words when growing up, and how I continue to use them here on the west coast. I cringe when I hear bozzle or boa-sal, but then I also say "shaps" and think that is proper, when I understand now that quite a few would brand me as an improper hillbilly for pronouncing it that way.
Last edited by BayRoan; Sep. 2, 2012 at 10:37 AM.
Being from California and moving to Florida I just about fell on the ground in agony when I heard Bosal pronounced here. I am constantly correcting people here, probably to their amusement or irritation.
Bo like the Bo in Aurora Borealis.
Sal like the Sal in Sally.
In spanish, you pronounce all words one letter at the time and practically all the same, unlike the complicated phonetics English developed.
Because of that, there is no spelling bees, would not make any sense, you can hear every letter in each word.
There are a few exceptions, where some combinations of letters, as in english, change the pronunciation, but those are few, unlike in English, that seems to be full of exceptions.
What makes spanish more complicated is not the spelling and pronunciation, those are very clear, but the intonation, where you accent parts of the words and where you do can change the meaning of some words.
Also, being a very old language, it has one of the largest vocabularies of european languages, so you have to learn the meaning of many words.