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LINGUIST List 21.2941

Fri Jul 16 2010

Disc: Linguistic Particularities in the Yucatan

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        1.    Win Whelan, Linguistic Particularities in the Yucatan

Message 1: Linguistic Particularities in the Yucatan
Date: 14-Jul-2010
From: Win Whelan <wwhelansbu.edu>
Subject: Linguistic Particularities in the Yucatan
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Hello,

I have heard that people who speak Spanish in the Yucatan, Mexico, speak it
with a distinct accent and vocabulary that is derived or mixed with Mayan.
'x' is pronounced like 'sh' and words from Mayan have crept into the
Spanish. Can you give more examples like this? Can you tell me anything
more about how they speak in the Yucatan, their particular version of
Spanish?

Thanks!
Win


Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)
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