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Shaper
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Originally written by Eyestar:

It's just bethause we English speakers have no idea how to thonjugate. Onthe thonjugation makes sense the rest is easy.

—Alorael, who invites everyone to try to try out the Spanish lisp in English. It's muthh harder than you might think to lisp your th's and th's but not your S's. And then you have to figure out whether or not you should be paralythed by Amerithan English or paralysed in British English.

Fixed your typos. :P

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Off With Their Heads
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Er, he was referring to the Spanish "lisp" — really a more conservative pronunciation — that turns only CI and CE to TH sounds, not CA or some other combination of C with something else.

Because "bethause" is just an abomination.

In other news, I just recently heard that in Southern Spain the H is still pronounced, and it is in fact distinct from the J. The H is like the English H, but the J is like the German CH, so the pronunciation of "hijo" is apparently hilarious. I have yet to check up on this, but the idea amuses me.

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Shaper
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I wath jutht making a joke about it. I wathn't making a theriouth attempt at a thpanith or englith lithp.

Wow. That was harder than I thought.

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Law Bringer
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I have no trouble with a real lisp. Getting the Spanish semi-lisp is hard for me, though, "espethially" in words with both S and C/Z.

[Edit: I am writing in English, not Spanish. Use English words, not Spanish words.]

—Alorael, who is amused by the plethora of extremely divergent Spanish accents. He once met a well-traveled man (Italian, of all things) with an amazing facility for picking up accents. He could switch from Spanish to Argentines to Mexican accents in a single sentence to hilarious effect.

[ Tuesday, November 21, 2006 13:03: Message edited by: Brind ]
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Warrior
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Speaking a second language often can cause accents in your first. For example, in Spanish, e is pronounced like the a in cake causing my Spanish teacher to order a paper steak at a restaurant. :D By the way, I actually meant to include pc or mac in the poll, but that's another thing I managed to screw up. :(

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Shaper
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Actually, it may be good fortune that you didn't include a Mac/PC question. That's one of the most potent accelerants you can find on the Spiderweb Forums.

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