Gonzalo wrote:P.S.: Amadeo, me llama la atenciÃ³n la construcciÃ³n "en+gerundio". Yo suelo hacer uso de ella pero en EspaÃ±a rara vez se usa en el discurso hablado (como arcaÃsmo) y frecuente en el habla rural de los pueblos de EspaÃ±a. Â¿Ocurre algo parecido en MÃ©jico?
Amadeus wrote:[...]pero a mÃ me gustan los arcaÃsmos. Desde que comencÃ© a estudiar latÃn, todo lo viejo me atrae.
Lucus Eques wrote:Delightful! So "caro" is used in common speech in Spain? Is that also so in Mexico, Amadeus? And then, does it seem unusually strange or merely friendly and courteous to call you gentlemen "caros seÃ±ores," and would that sound better than "queridos seÃ±ores?"
Also, in listening to Spanish from Spain, in addition to the fricative nature of 'd's and other consonants, I hear a loss of 's' when followed by a consonant: for "usted" I hear "u'tedh" ['dh' respresenting the sound in English "this" or Arabic "Riyadh," and I know this sound is normal for intervocalic or final Castillian 'd'], and for "esperanza" I hear "e'peranaza." Actually, it even sounds like a double consonant as in Italian: "epperanza." Any comment, caros seÃ±ores?
Lucus Eques wrote:Estimado Gonzalo (also good in singular?), thanks for enlightening me on that. I heard it just now in the third of the Destinos videos, where the Mexicanoamericana protagonist has travelled to Sevilla, in AndalucÃa of course, and a Taxi cab driver speaks in the manner I described. Awesome! cool dialect.
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