Spanish language stuff
Even more curious is thinking how that vocabulary must have evolved. . . . it makes one wonder. 🤔 🙂
I don't think I ever learned the rule. Maybe it's one of those things that's supposed to go without saying? Or that my classes were a lot more focused on conversation than reading/writing.
So am I correctly interpreting the rule as "Only capitalize the first word in titles"? and what are the exceptions. 'Cause I'm pretty sure I'm doing things wrong right now. (And this is exactly the sort of thing that makes me hesitate when someone asks if I'm fluent...erm, yeah? But not if you want me to write? Or edit?)
I want to hear your thoughts on fluency, because I know I know enough Spanish that answering 'poco' when I'm asked if I speak Spanish isn't really accurate (plus that answer never gets me a good reaction.) but I feel so insecure about what I do know, and my ability to recall it, that just saying yes I speak Spanish doesn't feel right either.
Oh boy. I'm still pondering this @stealthcacophony because I freaking teach Spanish and I am scared to say I "speak" Spanish. But so much of who I am is wrapped up in being the grandchild of a Spanish immigrant and still having family en el otro lado (as abuelo used to say. ) So I put pressure in myself to be able to speak with more ease. The listening and reading don't stress me. I'm OK with writing. Speaking just freaks me out. And then so many of the teachers I know had the luxury of spending a year abroad while I didn't even get a degree in Spanish. I just took the test and got Spanish added to the endorsement to the education certificate I already had. Throw in the general sentiment that tezchers suck, FL education in the US sucks and I get stuck with a lot of self made hangups.
At home literally all we watch are Spanish shows. I read a lot of books in Spanish. Yet I don't think I will ever call myself fluent.
When I was young relatives from south of the border came to stay at my grandma's place, but they all spoke English, so there wasn't any Spanish being spoken by my family then and it really never occurred to me to learn from them. I'm still the only one who knows any Spanish now in my immediate family, and the relatives from the south don't visit anymore, so I don't have much chance to practice speaking Spanish and that's part of why I don't say I speak Spanish, because, when? When do I speak the Spanish? I don't really.
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