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Old 01-12-2014, 11:55 AM
 
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Never heard an arab or arabic speaker speak spanish and curious to know, since spain and especially Granada and Andalusia were under muslim rule for over 700 years
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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Never heard an arab or arabic speaker speak spanish and curious to know, since spain and especially Granada and Andalusia were under muslim rule for over 700 years
Have no idea, but to me Spanish and Arabic languages share a lot of sounds, or so I thought and I didn't like the sound of Spanish when I've heard it before.
We have a Cuban older gentleman where I work now, and when he speaks to his friend, it sounds like a music to my ear - never heard Spanish like that before. When they speak English, they have very "singing" accents as well, that sound closer to Italian actually than to Spanish.
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Old 01-12-2014, 12:14 PM
 
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No they don't

The woman chef in this video is moroccan speaking Spanish.


Marruecos protagoniza unas jornadas gastronůmicas esta semana en el hotel escuela de Santa Cruz - YouTube
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:24 PM
 
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I think,it's the other way around,spanish speaker from the Southeastern part of Spain sound more like arabic of North Africa (Ceuta and Melila in particular)
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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Well I asked this because I'm taking Spanish history in my class and it's talking about the Christians and Muslims in Spain. However it never mentioned that the Visigoths, celts, Jews or Arabs mixing together... Or their languages together... I find it strange that the Spanish don't have Arabic blood. Also, did the non Arabs or non moors know Arabic or speak it? It never mentioned anything like that
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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Also, people like Penelope Cruz or Antonio Banderas look like they have been mixed or something.
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:40 PM
 
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Well I asked this because I'm taking Spanish history in my class and it's talking about the Christians and Muslims in Spain. However it never mentioned that the Visigoths, celts, Jews or Arabs mixing together... Or their languages together... I find it strange that the Spanish don't have Arabic blood. Also, did the non Arabs or non moors know Arabic or speak it? It never mentioned anything like that
So blood tests officially attest that spanish don't have any arab blood ? i doubt it.
At that time the language was arabic in most of Spain.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:22 PM
 
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Gene Test Shows Spain’s Jewish and Muslim Mix

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/sc...enes.html?_r=0

I hope,you're going to change your mind.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:01 PM
 
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So blood tests officially attest that spanish don't have any arab blood ? i doubt it.
At that time the language was arabic in most of Spain.
Perhaps less mix than people think because in the past in those years people didn't usually mix with arabs. Nowadays it is not very usual with immigrants, in the past even more strange.
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Old 01-12-2014, 03:26 PM
 
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Perhaps less mix than people think because in the past in those years people didn't usually mix with arabs. Nowadays it is not very usual with immigrants, in the past even more strange.
But see, more recent immigrants can't dictate their rules, but back in the day when arabs were conquerors, under their religion local women could be easily forced into harems.
So Spaniards can consider themselves lucky if the arabic admixture there is only 11%.
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