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cbviajero

Feb 14, 2012, 5:20 PM

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I am reminded of this article, after reading some of the comments in this thread.

"When In Guanatos, You Can't Always Speak The Way Locals Do"

http://guadalajarareporter.com/...e-way-locals-do.html

Thats a funny article,gracias.
Chris


cbviajero

Feb 14, 2012, 5:27 PM

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Re: [La Isla] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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. . . as far abbreviations go how about AFI,PGR,IFE DIF,PRI,PAN etc.


Yes, indeed, Mexican Spanish is chock-full of acronyms!

Perdon maestra tiene usted toda la razon, acronyms not abbreviations.
Chris


stevebrtx

Feb 14, 2012, 5:28 PM

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Re: [chinagringo] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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I'll just bet some of you are the very same ones who think we shouldn't wear shorts in G-u-a-d-a-l-a-j-a-r-a am I right?


La Isla


Feb 14, 2012, 5:32 PM

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Re: [stevebrtx] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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I'll just bet some of you are the very same ones who think we shouldn't wear shorts in G-u-a-d-a-l-a-j-a-r-a am I right?


I've never been to Guadalajara, but I can tell you I never wear shorts out on the street where I live, in Mexico City. Even on very warm days, the only people I see in shorts in my neighborhood are a very few young Mexican women who want to show off their legs and gringo tourists who don't mind being labeled as such. But that's just me : ) . You can wear whatever attire makes you happy!


La Isla


Feb 14, 2012, 5:36 PM

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Re: [cbviajero] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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. . . as far abbreviations go how about AFI,PGR,IFE DIF,PRI,PAN etc.


Yes, indeed, Mexican Spanish is chock-full of acronyms!

Perdon maestra tiene usted toda la razon, acronyms not abbreviations.
Chris


No hay de qué, Chris. Es un placer ayudarte.


cbviajero

Feb 14, 2012, 5:52 PM

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Re: [stevebrtx] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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I'll just bet some of you are the very same ones who think we shouldn't wear shorts in G-u-a-d-a-l-a-j-a-r-a am I right?

Depends on the weather and where your'e going,right?
Chris


chinagringo


Feb 14, 2012, 6:00 PM

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Re: [cbviajero] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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Chris:

That was a bit of an inside joke and potshot at me. Back in January, Steve picked us up at GDL (yes the airport) and delivered us to Tlaquepaque. We were sitting at the El Patio having an arrival drink and he suddenly exclaimed that it was the very first time in four years that he had seen me in "big boy pants". Only because, it had been 28 degrees in Albuquerque when we flew out at 6:30am.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM



stevebrtx

Feb 14, 2012, 6:03 PM

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Re: [cbviajero] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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It's an old saw, the clothes police think we offend the local folk by wearing anything less than burkas as near as I can tell. The same folks who are afraid to change, or imagine change in anything around us, but refuse to see we change many things daily just by being in the country.


Anonimo

Feb 15, 2012, 3:00 AM

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Re: [chinagringo] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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Similarly, it irks me when I hear or see "Patz" for "Pátzcuaro", but what can you do?

What I did was to use text expanding software, so I merely have to type "pptz" and press a hot key and BOOM! Pátzcuaro!

I don't find it at all difficult to pronounce these mellifluous names in full.

(I thought I'd better get in my 2 centavos before this thread is locked.)

Saludos,
Anonimo


RickS


Feb 15, 2012, 5:36 AM

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Re: [Anonimo] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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".... before this thread is locked"

We could only hope!


Brian

Feb 15, 2012, 11:48 AM

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Re: [Anonimo] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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I don't find it at all difficult to pronounce these mellifluous names in full.


OK, the dog show thread provided the inspiration. Quickly, how does one pronounce the mellifluous "Xoloitzcuintli"?


stevebrtx

Feb 15, 2012, 12:14 PM

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Re: [RickS] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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You got it Rick, I gave it my best shot twice, no results, guess I've lost my touch, maybe it will just wander off and die on it's own.


esperanza

Feb 15, 2012, 12:38 PM

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I don't find it at all difficult to pronounce these mellifluous names in full.


OK, the dog show thread provided the inspiration. Quickly, how does one pronounce the mellifluous "Xoloitzcuintli"?

shoh-loh-eetz-QWEENT-lee

http://www.mexicocooks.typepad.com









Bennie García

Feb 15, 2012, 12:51 PM

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Re: [Brian] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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Which ironically in this case (thread) is commonly shortened to escuincle which is also a slang term for children.

From the nahuatl (not Spanish) word itzcuintli.


cbviajero

Feb 15, 2012, 1:11 PM

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Re: [Bennie García] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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Which ironically in this case (thread) is commonly shortened to escuincle which is also a slang term for children.

From the nahuatl (not Spanish) word itzcuintli.

My 6 year old son does not like the term escuincle at all.
Chris


Vichil

Feb 15, 2012, 1:33 PM

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Re: [Bennie García] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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We have 2 xoloitzcuintli and most people refer to them as xolitcuintli, once in a while someone will shorten the word but it is not comon. We hear the full name almost daily on the street. We also hear perro original and perro azteca.


Bennie García

Feb 15, 2012, 3:30 PM

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Re: [Vichil] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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We have 2 xoloitzcuintli and most people refer to them as xolitcuintli, once in a while someone will shorten the word but it is not comon. We hear the full name almost daily on the street. We also hear perro original and perro azteca.


" ¡Ah, y se me olvidaba! A la entrada, junto a la portería, cruzaron frente al coche cinco escuintles, uno de ellos con un curioso copete color zanahoria que lo hace destacar entre sus compañeros, porque todos son gris acero, mitad puerquitos salvajes, mitad perros con sus colitas enroscadas, escuintles que Diego Rivera alabó hasta ponerlos de moda ....."

Elena Poniatowska
La Jornada. México, agosto del 2002.


cbviajero

Feb 15, 2012, 3:51 PM

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Re: [Bennie García] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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So is it esquincle or esquintle?sort of like buey or guey I guess.
Chris


Bennie García

Feb 15, 2012, 3:58 PM

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Re: [cbviajero] Guad, GDL, or Guadalajara?

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It is spelled in different ways as is xoloitzcuintli, xoloitzcuintle, xoloitzquintle, etc.
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