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LINGUIST List 16.1325

Mon Apr 25 2005

Media: LATimes: 'A Twist...'; 'Villaraigosa's Spanish...'

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        1.    Karen Chung, LAT: A Twist for an Ancient Tongue Trying to Survive
        2.    Karen Chung, LAT: Villaraigosa's Spanish Is One of L.A.'s Languages


Message 1: LAT: A Twist for an Ancient Tongue Trying to Survive
Date: 24-Apr-2005
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: LAT: A Twist for an Ancient Tongue Trying to Survive


The Los Angeles Times April 24, 2005


A Twist for an Ancient Tongue Trying to Survive
By John Daniszewski

AN SPIDEAL, Ireland... As of March 28, all English versions of place
names were eliminated in the Gaeltacht, the pockets of Ireland where a
majority of people still speak Gaelic. English no longer has official
standing on signposts, legal documents or government maps. (For now, until
the sign-makers get cracking, officials are just covering up the English
names.)

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-gaelic24apr24.story

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Karen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://lists.topica.com/lists/phonetics/


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Gaelic, Irish (GLI)
Message 2: LAT: Villaraigosa's Spanish Is One of L.A.'s Languages
Date: 24-Apr-2005
From: Karen Chung <karchungntu.edu.tw>
Subject: LAT: Villaraigosa's Spanish Is One of L.A.'s Languages



The Los Angeles Times April 23, 2005
Villaraigosa's Spanish Is One of L.A.'s Languages

Many Latinos share the candidate's skill level. It can be a mixed blessing
on the campaign trail.

By Daniel Hernandez

'¬°Queremos un cambio! We want change!' mayoral candidate Antonio
Villaraigosa hollered before a roomful of campaign volunteers at his South Los
Angeles office on a recent Saturday morning.

'That's what we want. We want to be judged by our talents,' he went on:
'Queremos que nos juzguen...juzgan?'

Villaraigosa's Spanish stumbled, caught in the perilous rules of the
subjunctive. Was it juzguen or juzgan? People in the room called out their
suggestions.

'You know, I was born here, man,' Villaraigosa said finally, switching back
to English. 'It's hard.... It's hard.'

The room erupted in laughter and applause. They understood.

http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/la-me-spanish23apr23,1,925860.story?coll=la-home-business

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Karen Chung
http://ccms.ntu.edu.tw/~karchung/
http://lists.topica.com/lists/phonetics/


Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (ENG)
Spanish (SPN)



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