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It was not suggesting that any Spanish dialect distinguishes between b and v, but that, while most Spanish speakers pronounce b/v as β, there are some Spanish speakers who pronounce b/v as v. However, the "v" pronunciation of b/v is not limited to is also fairly common in Chile, and I’ve heard it in Mexico, among other places. —Stephen (Talk) 07:45, 31 March 2013 (UTC)


Number 1: Please don't use cf., we try to cater to readers on many levels here, and that's not especially widely known in English.
Number 2: Adding Spanish cognates to English words is generally not very helpful, as their development in cases like this had nothing to do with the development of the English word in question. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 17:26, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

With both words being nearly identical and meaning, originating from the same Latin root word, I really don't understand your second point. I think pointing these cognates out enriches Wiktionary, especially for those studying these languages who hadn't made the connection between the two words before. If you don't like "cf," would you prefer "compare," or "cognate:"?-- 17:32, 7 April 2013 (UTC)
My second point is simply that they took unrelated paths once they diverged from Latin. There is no part of the etymology that is supported by the addition. If you still feel a need to add it, compare is good. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:15, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

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