SPANGLISH. An Example of Bilingualism. Hablo un mix de los dos languagés. Spanglish. A short Spanglish conversation: Anita: "Hola, good morning, como estás?" Mark: "Good, y tú?" Anita: "Todo bien. Pero tuve problemas parqueando mi carro this morning."
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An Example of Bilingualism
Hablo un mix de los dos languagés
A short Spanglish conversation:
Anita: "Hola, good morning, como estás?"
Mark: "Good, y tú?"
Anita: "Todo bien. Pero tuve problemas parqueando mi carro this morning."
Mark: "Sí, I know. Siempre hay problemas parqueando in la area at this time".
Tu wat extent can a Spanìsh orthografy bi uzd tu reprizent English? Even with fonim merjerz, Spanglìsh mey provaid a superior renduring ov Englìsh spiech saundz.
Spanglish hæz the capability ov referencing most ov the fonimz ov English spich*5 Latin Vowels - 12 English Vowels
Spanish in the US?
A Selection of Spanglishaeróbica (ay-RO-bi-ka) -- dynamic female.
averaje (a-ve-RAH-je) -- average. boila (BOY-lah) -- heating appliance, boiler. carpeta (kar-PE-tah) -- carpet. chopin (TCHO-peen) -- 1.Shopping center mall. 2. n., going shopping. deiof (dey-OF) -- day off. frizer (FREE-zer) -- refrigerator. grocear (gro-SEAR) -- to acquire groceries.
jonrón (khon-RON) -- home run. lonche (LONCHE) -- 1. midday meal. 2. food served to guests at event.marqueta (mar-ke-tah) -- supermarket. pari (PA-ree) -- a party. ruki (ROOH-kee) -- novice. From Spanglish: The Making of a New American Language (Rayo, an imprint of HarperCollins)
Don Quixote Excerpt
(a Spanish word ‘embarcar’ or ‘let someone down’, is inflected with English morphology)
Silvana Paternostro: Let’s take that argument a little bit further. If they don’t learn [English], they also will not follow the rules of what being an American means?
Ilan Stavans*: Right. English is the great equalizer. Through language comes education, through language comes political participation, language becomes the way of being and of dreaming, and all that, and then the “I love you, America.” And that is not happening.
*author ofSpanglish: The Making of A New American Language
Newsweek, Sept 19, 2003
Acculturation – cultural modification of an individual, group, or people by adapting to or borrowing traits from another culture; also : a merging of cultures as a result of prolonged contact
Not Assimilation – to absorb into the culture or mores of a population or group