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Re: Quintanilla

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 21, 2001, 13:59
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>Colin Halverson wrote: >> >> Quintanilla, its a Spanish word. What does it mean and how do you >> say it? > >Pronunciation, varies somewhat by dialect, but one way of saying it is >[kintA'nijA].
Yup - though I'd probably have [kinta"nij\a] (with palatal fricative instead of /j/).
>It's the diminutive of _quintana_, which my dictionary >doesn't have, but it's probably a derivative of _quinta_ "country house, >villa" (among a few other meanings), so "little country house", maybe? defines {quintana}: 1 f. Quinta (casa). 2 Calle transversal del campamento romano, donde tenía lugar el mercado. 3 Logr. Cauce de agua dentro de una heredad. *Muke!