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Forum: Culture April 19, 2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,455
Posted By Zarnium
Illegal immigration and the potential economic...

Illegal immigration and the potential economic problems that come with it are an entirely different issue that has nothing to do with the issue of whether or not the use of the Spanish language is...
Forum: General Chat April 18, 2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,252
Posted By Zarnium
As a rather recent Spanish student myself, I'll...

As a rather recent Spanish student myself, I'll give you my thoughts.

You don't need to sound perfect with your accent, but I'd say you should avoid blatantly wrong pronunciation mistakes,...
Forum: Culture April 18, 2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,455
Posted By Zarnium
Well, it's a bit hard to not call someone a bigot...

Well, it's a bit hard to not call someone a bigot when their only reasons for disliking Spanish is "I think it's really, really annoying, and Mexicans should always speak English here, just because."...
Forum: Culture April 16, 2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,455
Posted By Zarnium
To be fair, most of the anti-Spanish people I've...

To be fair, most of the anti-Spanish people I've seen also want English to be established as the official language... which itself is still something that I think is unnecessary and pointless.
Forum: Culture April 14, 2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,455
Posted By Zarnium
Well, I've read comments from people who swear...

Well, I've read comments from people who swear they've seen this happen. I doubt that it's very common, but I don't want to assume anything, either.

I'm with you, I don't see any reason to think...
Forum: Culture April 14, 2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,455
Posted By Zarnium
Does Spanish in the U.S. actually present an inconvenience?

Every time there's a news article about the prevalence of Spanish in the U.S., there are always a bunch of commentors who say absurd things like "Mexicans need to assimilate and stop speaking...
Forum: Culture October 22, 2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,588
Posted By Zarnium
Thanks for the response :). It's been...

Thanks for the response :).



It's been a problem in the past, yes, but actual secession has not been on the table in living memory that I know of. There was all that hubbub over Texas, but if I...
Forum: Culture October 22, 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,588
Posted By Zarnium
Catalan Independence

Could someone explain to me the ins and outs of the current Catalan independence movement in Spain? I've done some cursory research, but I'm a little lost as to exactly why they want independence,...
Forum: Culture October 20, 2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By Zarnium
Really? I would've thought the lack of ceceo...

Really? I would've thought the lack of ceceo sounds would've given it away. I know that not everyone in Spain talks like that, but all the Spain dubs I've looked at have it in full force.

If...
Forum: Culture October 19, 2013, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By Zarnium
Hmm, I never thought about Franco's influence...

Hmm, I never thought about Franco's influence causing it before; that makes sense. In any case, I think it's interesting to have two different dubs of the same thing.

Exactly what accent are Latin...
Forum: Culture October 19, 2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,642
Posted By Zarnium
Why only European and Latin American dubs?

Why are Spanish dubs of English movies and TV always only in "Latin American" and "European" versions? It strikes me as odd that it's only Spain that has their own dubs. I mean, it's not like Latin...
Forum: Culture September 28, 2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Zarnium
I'm not concerned about it, I'm just curious how...

I'm not concerned about it, I'm just curious how it contrasts to other accents.
Forum: Culture September 28, 2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,695
Posted By Zarnium
Spanish in the Yucatan

My college's most affordable Spanish study-abroad program is to Merida, Mexico, so that's probably where I'll be going for Spanish immersion in a year and a half. I was wondering, what is the Yucatan...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 20, 2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,442
Posted By Zarnium
Studying Abroad

I would like to study abroad in a Spanish speaking country at some point in my college career, but I'm concerned about cost. Namely, I have no idea what different programs actually do cost, because...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 12, 2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
Do non-Spanish people say "Vale?" What about...

Do non-Spanish people say "Vale?" What about calling young adults/others of comparable age to yourself "chicos," as in "Hola Chicos?"
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 11, 2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
I think my school library has a variety of...

I think my school library has a variety of Spanish DVDs, so I'm going to take a look at them soon. I also have Pan's Labyrinth out right now to watch over the weekend. Plus, I discovered that one of...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 11, 2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
Is there a particular model of voice recorder you...

Is there a particular model of voice recorder you would reccommend? I'm think of getting this one, because, it's cheap and the quality was acceptable in a test video I saw:...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 10, 2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
Eh... not quite that simple for me, because there...

Eh... not quite that simple for me, because there are so few Spanish-speaking people where I live. I'm trying to copy my teacher's east-central Spain accent because I hear it the most often, and...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 08, 2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
Question: Is there a significant difference in...

Question: Is there a significant difference in how "j" is pronounced in different accents? My teacher pronounces it pretty strongly, but I saw a video of someone from Mexico say it with much less...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 04, 2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
I got your messages, thanks. I find it...

I got your messages, thanks.

I find it strange how many different accents there are in other countries in such a relatively small geographical area; compare, say, England to the American midwest....
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 04, 2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
I'm not entirely sure what you mean? Is there...

I'm not entirely sure what you mean? Is there some reason why you'd only want me to see it?
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 04, 2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
Yup. I already had the same thought.

Yup. I already had the same thought.
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 04, 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
So you're basically saying I should listen to and...

So you're basically saying I should listen to and watch Mexican media to get exposure to a Mexican accent, but I should probably copy my teacher's accent for now since I'm going to pick it up to some...
Forum: Teaching and Learning Techniques September 04, 2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,330
Posted By Zarnium
What accent should I emulate?

I'm a brand-new Spanish learner at college, and I have a question about accents. I want to get my pronunciation correct and minimize my American accent, and I thought the best way to do this would be...
Forum: Introductions September 04, 2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Zarnium
New learner, Hola!

I'm just starting my entry-level Spanish classes at college, and I thought this would be a great place to ask questions when I need something answered. See you around!
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