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(Map is not exactly the more accurate but it was simple and clean) Romancing the Languages | Incredible Iberians
Going through the Castilian tag I noticed that some people think Spanish from Spain is called that way. But it’s not, Castilian -> Spanish. Some people think it may be a better name because Spanish is not the only language in Spain. So I thought I could present some of these other languages to you:
What about the other languages? Aragonese (brown) and Bable/Asturian are not official in their region and not very widely spoken even if there are projects to promote then. Not very used in media (books, songs). Most regions who used to spoke those or an ancient variety switched to Spanish with time. Have a cute ad in Asturian. Sadly, I couldn’t find anything in Aragonese.
Why so many languages? First I want to tell you that I’m doing a very short summary and I know those are big difficult issues. But very long story short: Spain was once many kingdoms and had a great variety of dialects. Those kingdom came to depend from the Crown of Castille and thus Spain was born. Some Bourbon Kings and then the military regime of Franco tried to eradicate those languages but didn’t succeed. Now most of them are official in their region. Portugal is another thing entirely it’s frontiers where definite by the XVII c. so linguistic unity happened more easily.
Hope it helped :)
Hello people, it’s been a while I’ve been traveling with my sister to celebrate her Quinceañero. It was very cool.
I was in Italy, I really love it and my Italian also know as the Worst Italian ever was a shame but a helpful shame. Also I had forgot how many Ecuadorian there are in Italy it was nice to see so many Latinos and talk a little Spanish. Also everybody knows about those great art museum but they also have very good natural and Science museums in Italy. I still have and irracional fear of megafauna animals but it was very cool to see huge skeletons. Last thing. Comics. Italy is like the European promised land of comics (and the UK too but I need a visa to get there B|) many collections, Deadpool and Ant Man and their own things like Tex or Ratman. And the food is so cheap compared to France and delicious too.
Germany was very cool. But it kind of dissapointed me. I tought people will be friendlier with tourist and it was really cold. But very beautiful at the end with massive forest spaces and when we stayed in an ex-military base of the WWII there were so many savage bunnies.
Finally Amsterdam is love but one day was too short.
I’m in my country for a month them back so now I have time to be lazy.