The new ‘Exploring Language(s)’ video is out now! This time I dealt with Lunfardo, a rich slang which represents an integral part of the Rioplatense variety of Spanish. It includes words derived from many different languages and dialect, due to the massive immigration from Europe (and, to a much lesser extent, Asia Minor) which took place in the second half of the 19th and the first half of the 20th.
🇬🇧 Lunfardo: From downtown slang to Rioplatense koiné Slides
🇪🇸 El lunfardo: De argot urbano a koiné rioplatense Slides
🇮🇹 Il lunfardo: Da gergo urbano a koiné rioplatense Slides
As usual, the links to the video will be stored in the video repository.
Spanish vs. Italian – part I: Pronunciation and orthography
The new ‘Exploring Language(s)’ video is now online. It is the first part of a comparison between Spanish and Italian, two Romance languages whose differences are too often undervalued. In this first episode, I will deal with issues regarding pronunciation and orthography. Watch it in the language you prefer:
The links to all YouTube videos are listed in reverse chronological order here.