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Old 12-12-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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Luna is also a Romanian word.
Your point being? I didn't see Romania mentioned anywhere, did I not go far back enough in this thread?

 
Old 12-12-2008, 09:08 AM
 
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Don't be so sure....he COULD just as easily pass for a Portuguese/ Nahuatl mix...these things can get complicated....
Just as a FYI: Náhuatl is a dialect, not a race / tribe / etc.

It´s good to know that there are people on this forum who never visited Mexico but still know more about Us than Us.

Did I make sense? Neither do they nor this thread.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 11:47 AM
 
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Just as a FYI: Náhuatl is a dialect, not a race / tribe / etc.

It´s good to know that there are people on this forum who never visited Mexico but still know more about Us than Us.

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I hardly find this surprising....some of the greatest experts on Egyptian history are not Egyptians themselves; Some of the greatest experts on astronomy have never left the earth; many of our recognized authorities on the "problems of poverty in the inner city" live in affluent, gated communities....

Many recognized experts in the field of alcoholism never touch a drink themselves...and many of the most outspoken critics of the failed policies of the US live in Europe and the Middle East...and we can have a "Commander in Chief" of the US Armed Forces who's never worn a uniform.

Why shouldn't many of the greatest "experts" on Mexico and its culture be those who've never been there...or even MET a Mexican? Maybe that way, they avoid any 'preconceived notions'.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 02:13 PM
 
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Luna is also an Italian word
Yes, doesn't it mean "moon" like in Spanish?

I was going to mention Romanian too but was not sure of that word's presence there.
 
Old 12-12-2008, 02:16 PM
 
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Just as a FYI: Náhuatl is a dialect, not a race / tribe / etc.

It´s good to know that there are people on this forum who never visited Mexico but still know more about Us than Us.

Did I make sense? Neither do they nor this thread.

Is it a dialect or a language?
 
Old 12-12-2008, 04:38 PM
 
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In general, white Spaniards are easier to deal with. Sorry. Let me explain what I mean. Say you're on LA and you run into someone vacationing from Argentina and you engage them in Spanish. They are more than happy to speak to you in Spanish, even when they can speak English. (My Spanish is nearly fluent, and not the 5 phrases you learn in H.S.). On the other hand, you are in LA and you interact with a (more indigenous looking) Mexican in a restaurant or hotel. Again, you engage them in Spanish. It is good Spanish. The Mexican feels patronized. Why? My Spanish is very good. Are you ashamed of your heritage? Similarly, the Cuban in Miami will process your interaction just like the person from Argentina. They will be ecstatic to speak Spanish with you. Therefore, it's just EASIER and less of a mind-f*** to deal with "EuroLatinos."
 
Old 12-12-2008, 07:33 PM
 
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Is it a dialect or a language?
Got me there. Nahuatl is a languaje.

Cheers
 
Old 12-13-2008, 07:55 PM
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In general, white Spaniards are easier to deal with. Sorry. Let me explain what I mean. Say you're on LA and you run into someone vacationing from Argentina and you engage them in Spanish. They are more than happy to speak to you in Spanish, even when they can speak English. (My Spanish is nearly fluent, and not the 5 phrases you learn in H.S.). On the other hand, you are in LA and you interact with a (more indigenous looking) Mexican in a restaurant or hotel. Again, you engage them in Spanish. It is good Spanish. The Mexican feels patronized. Why? My Spanish is very good. Are you ashamed of your heritage? Similarly, the Cuban in Miami will process your interaction just like the person from Argentina. They will be ecstatic to speak Spanish with you. Therefore, it's just EASIER and less of a mind-f*** to deal with "EuroLatinos."
that has NEVER been my experience in conversing with more indigenous spanish speakers. they have seemed to be more comfortable when i spoke spanish with them, just as any other spanish speaker. i don't agree at all your comments and assumption that a mexican is somehow ashamed of his heritage.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 12:29 PM
 
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that has NEVER been my experience in conversing with more indigenous spanish speakers. they have seemed to be more comfortable when i spoke spanish with them, just as any other spanish speaker. i don't agree at all your comments and assumption that a mexican is somehow ashamed of his heritage.
I agree, I mean I don't have any problem speaking in english, or portuguese, but if someone comes and talks to me in spanish I'll be flattered
 
Old 12-16-2008, 02:27 AM
 
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Is it a dialect or a language?
It is both


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