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Old February 01, 2013, 02:49 PM
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A proposito/BTW Perikles. I have a very good book for learning Spanish that's based entirely on this 1066 French into English concept. The book is called "Madrigal's Magic Key to Spanish." ..... All this posible because of what happened in 1066.
An interesting approach, but I think questionable. Spanish derives from vulgar Latin, not the classical Latin root of Norman French. While you can quote thousands of 'familiar' words, you could probably quote as many 'false friends' which confuse the issue. (I can't think of any at present - too much cheap Spanish wine )

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Yes, but remember that battles were not won by the people who were right... but by the people who were left.
True. I don't care who was right, as long as I don't have to speak Dutch.
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Old February 01, 2013, 03:58 PM
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Lo propio de la verdad es que se basta a sí misma, aquel que la posee no intenta convencer a nadie.
"An enemy is somebody who flatters you. A friend is somebody who criticizes the living daylights out of you."
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Old March 14, 2013, 08:58 PM
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Dutch! Definitely. When I listen to it, if the speaker is enunciating well enough, I can understand quite a bit.
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