Radio Enciclopedia. Una emisora para todos los momentos de la vida.
Radio Enciclopedia Radio Enciclopedia
   Update: 2018.09.20 - 10:16:50
   Channel RSS  
Canal RSS - Radio Enciclopedia
Share on social networks:  

Do We Cubans Speak Correctly?

Published: 2012.07.27 - 19:12:18   /  /  Ana Elizabeth Rodríguez

Do We Cubans Speak Correctly?
When I asked people on the street about the way we Cubans speak, they all made reference to several issues like regions, education, social strata, and the family

In the Spanish speaking world, April 23 has been set as the day to celebrate our language. Spanish is spoken by more than 400 million people around the World.

One of the interviewees, Vladimir Mendoza (Medical Doctor) said that, in general, educated people speak correctly; but, that there are others who make a bad use of the language. He said that one factor may be that people are loosing their reading habit, they would rather watch TV or sit in front of a computer. He says less reading is detrimental to communication. He downplays regionalism; he says that in every province there are people who speak well and people who don’t.

Meanwhile, pharmacists Adis Ribeaux mentioned some of the problems: too many Ls, the omission of the S, in the eastern part of the country; and the omission of Ls and Rs in the capital. She says that some of these problems arise from trying to speak too fast.

Manuel Florales, from the province of Camaguey, says that some errors in pronunciation have to do with regional variants, and that other issues depend on social strata. He says that some words that were considered rude or taboo are more frequently used now. He says that many people considered that the vocabulary of the average person has shrunk over the past few years.

Curiosities in the Spanish Language

• In the written language the vowel that repeats the most is E; and the consonant most repeated is the R

• The longest words in Spanish are “esternocleidooccipitomastoideo” “anticonstitucionalmente”, “electroencefalografista” and “otorrinolaringológicamente”.

• The words “arquitecto”, “eucalipto”, “murciélago” y “orquídea” contain all the vowels; as in the proper names “Aurelio”, “Aureliano” and “Eustaquio”.

• In “guineoecuatoriano”, all the vowels are repeated twice.

(Daynelis Rodríguez Peña)

Number of vistors:530
Descargue Flash Player
  •   MOST READ 
Cuban president says U.S. blockade is main obstacle to island’s social and economic development - 38 visitas
Twitter Storm and Web forum against U.S. blockade set for Monday - 29 visitas
Cubans residing abroad participate in process to reform the country’s Magna Carta - 23 visitas
What is a Constitution? - 21 visitas
Duo Karma plays Firmamento in their new record - 20 visitas
Gourmet Album,by Orishas, with Top Cuban Flavor is a Success in Spain - 19 visitas
Fiestas Patrias Bring Together Cuba, Mexico Cultures - 19 visitas
  MAIN MENU ________________
  Home Page  
Real Audio on Internet  
Tidbits of knowledge  
  About us
   Radio Enciclopedia.Edificio N, Calle N, % 23 y 21, Vedado, La Habana, Cuba. CP: 10400.
   Developed by Radio Encyclopedia Web Team Designed for IE4 y NC4, Res: 1024 x 768

   © Copyright Radio Enciclopedia, 2011
General Director: Luisa Márquez Echevarria
Phone numbers: (53 - 7) 8361883, 8361882.