|From:||Carlos Thompson <chlewey@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 22, 1998, 6:54|
De: Pablo Flores <fflores@...>
Fecha: Martes 22 de Septiembre de 1998 00:55
Asunto: Re: Immediateness
>Carlos Thompson wrote:
>>In Spanish, at least in my dialect, one would say
>> Ya me fui'. (lit: I'm already gone)
>Which dialect is it?
Bogot=E1 Medium Class Youth Spanish. I remember being told as child Colo=
has the most neutral accent in Spanish which I'm pretty sure is false. N=
even Central Andean Colombia has a unified accent and differences are
relevant. After living a couple of years in Sweden, rounded by Chilenian=
among other Latinamericans, I found chocking listening and recognizing
Bogot=E1 dialect... and listening how different ways Bogot=E1 dialiect wa=
The most conservative Spanish (taking Sephardi appart) is believed talked=
Boyac=E1, a Mountain province North from Bogot=E1. I guess therefrom man=
people say Central Andean Colombian is the most neutral accent in Spanish.
In Boyac=E1 are still found forms like "sumerc=E9" or "su merced", much l=
Spanish "vuestra merced" which lead to "usted" in most Spanish dialects.
Some other Andean dialects I can easilly recognize in Colombia are:
_santanderiano_, north from Boyac=E1 near Venezuela. _Opita_ southwest f=
Bogot=E1, _paisa_ from Medell=EDn and influenced territory, and _pastuso_=
the South and very similar to Ecuatorian (Quito). _Valluno_ from Cali us=
"vos" for informal addressing like _rioplatence_ and _paisa_ but somehow
In Northen Colombia the great Caribean dialect is spoken, with a lot of
branches. A non-familiarised person won't easilly distinguish betwen a
Cuban or a _barranquillero_, much the way a non-familiarised won't
distinguish a _porte=F1o_ from a _uruguayo_ or from someone from Rosario.
In Los Llanos region, people from Colombia or Venezuela speak the same
dialect: _llanero_ and share the same music.
Some other day I will explain further... if somebody asks :-)
>In my own dialect (Rioplatense), you can say: "(Ya) me fui" or simply
> "(Ya) me voy" (I go, I'm going already)