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#112575 - 09/23/03 11:52 AM Spanglish  
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Speaking of creoles, is Spanglish on its way to becoming one?

http://www.npr.org/display_pages/features/feature_1438900.html


#112576 - 09/23/03 12:33 PM Re: Lonche  
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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 03:46 PM Re: Spanglish  
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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 - 09/25/03 01:26 AM Re: Spanglish  
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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 - 09/25/03 01:53 AM Re: yo no se qué  
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Connie, didn't you mean Je ne sais quoi? [evil grin]


#112580 - 09/25/03 02:28 AM Re: yo no se qué  
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Te Ika a Maui
No, Jackie, she meant io non so che.


#112581 - 09/25/03 04:15 AM Re: yo no se qué  
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Jakarta
or possibly entah apa.

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#112582 - 09/25/03 01:14 PM Re: yo no se qué  
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Or even eu não sei que.



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