Publisher: David Lockley
Gadget Name: Spanish Word Of The Day
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|THE DIVERSITY THE SPANISH LANGUAGE||Published: 20/01/09|
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The Spanish language is not straight forward. There are many dialects and cultures probably due to the size and complexity of the country. Also of course there are all the derivations from North and South America.
In Spain itself the difference in the dialects comes from the vastness and difficulty of the terrain. Villages were surrounded by mountains and the people stayed within the perimeters thereby speaking the basic Spanish but with derivations from the locality. This is not so pronounced today with easier travel but there are still variations, sometimes quite noticeable.
'El castellano', as the Spanish language is today known, is extended across the globe. Being the third with the highest number of native speakers, Spanish is the mother tongue of approximately 330 million people in 21 countries. The language of Cervantes, Picasso and García Marquez is already the second world language as a vehicle of international communication and the third as an international language of politics, economics and culture.
Spain has one of Europe's fastest growing economies, while the Latin American countries are following the same pattern: the creation of Mercosur and many other free trade agreements between South American countries and North America (ALADI, the Andean Community, CACM, NAFTA, G3) which already exist in order to improve the economies of these countries, are making them more efficient and competitive. In the US, the Hispanic population has grown by 60 per cent in just one decade.
Apart from the differences between Continental and Latin-American Spanish (e.g., a "lapicero" is a pencil holder in some areas and a ball-point pen in others, while a computer is "un ordenador" in Spain but "una computadora" in Latin America), one must also acknowledge that the language we call "Spanish" covers an important variety of 'dialects', including "Castilian" (spoken in the largest part of the territory), "Galician" (North-West) and "Catalonian" (East).
On the other hand, "Basque", which is spoken in the North-East of Spain and in a small swathe of France is a language on its own and doesn't share any similarities with Spanish whatsoever.
Spain is a country of regions and each region has a very rich and quite often idiosyncratic history to it. So Spaniards would think of themselves as coming from a particular region, being Catalán, being Gallego or being Andaluz. They not only have their own language but wine, food and traditions.
Spain is a people place; you've got to have a personal relationship with someone before anything happens. Spain is a tribal society; they want you to be on their side, they want you to be their friend and to be loyal to them.
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