Sunday, June 02, 2019

Language Focus: Spanish v. Italian


I’ll start out the month with one of “Paul’s” Language Focus channel videos.  They are interesting and once in a while I’ll present one.

“How Similar are Spanish and Italian?”


David Pakman had a misadventure with speaking Italian when renting a taxi at an all night wedding in Italy, when (having grown up in Argentina) he knows Spanish. Here David talks about his “language atrocities.”
  
Eduardo Sanchez-Ubanell, with parents from Spain but born near Washington DC and spending summers in Spain, discusses his use of the language in conversation.  You can have a Latino name and family background and be tall, thin, very white, and look like someone from Sweden, because of a Viking migration around 1000 AD.   So much for the regressive Left’s stereotypes.

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