“‘300’ is pronounced ‘di’ and means ‘liberty’, while ‘500’ and ‘900’ are pronounced ‘gi’ and ‘ti’ and are translated respectively as ‘crane’ and ‘tree’.” Juan Ramón Palanca says that Usik, his language, is potentially without limits, since there is no shortage of numbers, and that he already has 80,000 words. Children will learn quickly, he believes.
More police news: Agents in Santa Cruz de Tenerife have charged two men after it was found that the third passenger on their moped was a goat wearing a crash helmet.
- Upper case V vs B
A little blackletter prob.
- Hidalgo and other Spanish syncopations
Linguistic syncopes are confusing for musicians, who think of syncopation as redistributive rather than reductive. Confusingly, too, many of the syncopated
- Having your glass of water and drinking it
Coverage of the Barcelona water crisis in yesterday’s Vanguardia was a standard victimist litany: Our consumption per capita is low compared to
- Catalonia Spanglish
John Pawlenko is tracking the Catalonia Toady saga. CT is a new free English-language daily which unfortunately seems to be being
- More evidence of increasing popularity of Spanish in Europe
And a quick trawl of Spanish collections of phonetic equivalents, the closest many of the natives get to learning a foreign