English: deMOcracy, Spanish: demoCRAcia, German: demokraTIE. Would multilingual discussion and implementation of such a potentially useful concept be facilitated by the creation by Brussels of a well-remunerated Accent Unification Committee, or is diversity key? It’s downright aucword to think that others may think you’re dumb just because you stress such a basic term wrongly in their stoopid language.
- 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
- English, lingua franca of the Swiss/Catalans/…
That’s what Urs Dürmüller of Berne University says, and Switzerland.isyours explains why in greater detail. English became popular in Brussels, partly
- Raphael tortures Aquarius, Matt Monro destroys Libre (subtitled)
Do Spanish speakers get more excited about “defective” accents than English speakers?
- Novels, blogs, democracy
Eulàlia Petit@Barcelonetes is right about exhibitions at Barcelona’s CCCB–too much curation, not enough content. She says a variety of interesting things
- Creating gender-neutral Catalan
Teresa Amat has uncovered an extraordinary document (PDF) produced by the Catalan language police and the Catalan Women’s Institute (which, unlike