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#112575 - 09/23/03 07:52 AM Spanglish
Loc: lower upstate New York
Speaking of creoles, is Spanglish on its way to becoming one?
#112576 - 09/23/03 08:33 AM Re: Lonche
When I was making a service call at a business in New Jersey (Nueva Llersey) several years back, I discovered that the lunch wagon, serving sandwiches and drinks of various sorts, was refered to as la lonchería.
#112577 - 09/23/03 11:46 AM Re: Spanglish
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Well, the U.S. does have a great many Hispanics, now. My knowledge of Spanish is pretty well limited to si and gracias, but I understand that the actual usage/pronunciation differs from Mexico to Central America to Cuba, etc. So it wouldn't surprise me at all to learn that a creolized language (see Gurunet) has developed. I remember our discussion here of this phenomenon; I thought it fascinating as a concept, and utterly practical as a conveyance. Here's an example from your site: chopin (TCHO-peen) -- 1. shopping center mall. 2. going shopping. This one caught my eye, because my first mental leap on seeing the word was the composer!
#112578 - 09/24/03 09:26 PM Re: Spanglish
Whenever I'm in a situation where I'm speaking with someone else that knows both languages, it's the most natural thing in the world to slide back and forth between Spanish and English and/or Españolify a few English words in the process. I just love Spanglish. It has a certain yo no se qué.
#112579 - 09/24/03 09:53 PM Re: yo no se qué
Loc: Louisville, Kentucky
Connie, didn't you mean Je ne sais quoi? [evil grin]
#112580 - 09/24/03 10:28 PM Re: yo no se qué
Loc: Te Ika a Maui
No, Jackie, she meant io non so che._________________________
noho ora mai
#112581 - 09/25/03 12:15 AM Re: yo no se qué
or possibly entah apa.
#112582 - 09/25/03 09:14 AM Re: yo no se qué
Or even eu não sei que.
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