lol -- to me Mexicans always sound like they've been smoking weed -- the Puertoriquenos have been smoking twice that plus laying around in the sun and humidity and can just barely care to put any effort into the words coming out of their mouths!RWS said:the loose-and-lazy Puerto Rican or machine-gun Mexican more often heard here in the northeastern United States.
As a Spanish speaking Puerto Rican woman in Buenos Aires, it was surprising for me at first the differences in Spanish and Castellano. Although, I am understood clearly, and have been incorporating the 'll's, I am in agreement with syngirl that the Castellano spoken here in Buenos Aires is slightly different than the Castellano spoken in other parts of Argentina. I have Argentine friends and family who are mostly from other regions and they speak slightly different than Portenos. However, this is the case for all of Latin American countries, as language is fluid, flexible, and influenced greatly from people and contact with other languages, therefore ever changing and dynamic. Accents vary from country and region, and I can only speak for myself and the Spanish I speak, which is at a slower pace and does not include the 'che' or 'sh' or even the 'voz' form, and neither does the Spanish spoken in the Mexican community I lived in the Northeastern US. Perhaps syngirl, like you suggest, it's because of all of da weed we smoke, or the tropical Caribbean heat has somehow damaged our capacity to speak faster ( I'm using the 'da' form here, since I am from the Northeast and we are speaking in generalizations, right?). So there is a correlation between humidity and the 'voz' form? And all this time I thought the differences in how Latinos speak Spanish, from our accents to what second person pronouns we use, was due to cultural and historic factors, immigration and the influence of other ethnic communities. Now enough, I can't believe I 'barely cared' to write this, I gotta go lay around in the sun and smoke twice as much as the Mexicans, whatever that means.syngirl said:lol -- to me Mexicans always sound like they've been smoking weed -- the Puertoriquenos have been smoking twice that plus laying around in the sun and humidity and can just barely care to put any effort into the words coming out of their mouths!