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Posted: 3/13/2005 12:38:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 3:45:28 PM EST by lincolndz]
I am taking spanish 102 (to fill the requirement for my political science degree - it's either 2 semesters of a foreign language or statistics and data analysis). It's taught as if all the students were two year olds - no grammar lessons only constant exposure to the language. We just read newspaper articles and discuss current events (in espanol). In 101 (last semester) we were expected to use only Spanish in class after the first week.

A common assignment for this class is this:

We are instructed to find a native Spanish speaking person and interview them. The reason I am asking here is because I live in Helena, MT and I've already talked to all three of the native Spanish speakers in town, and the assignment is due tomorrow.

Would anyone mind if I took ten minutes of their time to ask a few stupid questions?

I would greatly appreciate it.

Thanks,
Lincoln
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:40:10 PM EST
Well, I can't help you. I only had eight years of the stuff and got fairly fluent with it...but I'm not a native speaker.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:42:58 PM EST
my wife is a native speaker but she speaks castellano, a very different dialect. IM if interested
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:43:30 PM EST
Thanks WG. If I don't get a response from the genuine article - would you mind if I got ahold of you?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:45:31 PM EST
Sure. It's been awhile, but I'm game.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:47:53 PM EST
You might give Zaphod an IM.

He hables, I believe.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:49:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 12:54:50 PM EST by lincolndz]
Who is Zaphod,and where can I find one of his posts so I can click the little "IM USER" button?
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:50:10 PM EST

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Well, I can't help you. I only had eight years of the stuff and got fairly fluent with it...but I'm not a native speaker.





OK, help me break the Spanish speakers conspiracy.

Even Ed Sr won't help me out on this one!

For over 40 years I've wanted to know what Ricky Ricardo was saying when he'd get pissed off at Lucy and start ranting and raving in Spanish!!


Crack the code for me so I won't die in ignorance!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:52:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Well, I can't help you. I only had eight years of the stuff and got fairly fluent with it...but I'm not a native speaker.





OK, help me break the Spanish speakers conspiracy.

Even Ed Sr won't help me out on this one!

For over 40 years I've wanted to know what Ricky Ricardo was saying when he'd get pissed off at Lucy and start ranting and raving in Spanish!!


Crack the code for me so I won't die in ignorance!



"Lucy, you got some 'splainin to do!"
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:53:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By piccolo:
OK, help me break the Spanish speakers conspiracy.

Even Ed Sr won't help me out on this one!

For over 40 years I've wanted to know what Ricky Ricardo was saying when he'd get pissed off at Lucy and start ranting and raving in Spanish!!

Crack the code for me so I won't die in ignorance!


Heheheh. I don't think I've seen more than 30 minutes of that show in my whole life, dude.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:54:18 PM EST

Originally Posted By lincolndz:
Who is Zaphod? Where can I find one of his posts so I can click the little "IM USER" button?



I sent him an IM for you and linked your thread. He's not on at the moment. He'll check with you.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:56:55 PM EST
[Last Edit: 3/13/2005 1:12:49 PM EST by lincolndz]

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By lincolndz:
Who is Zaphod? Where can I find one of his posts so I can click the little "IM USER" button?



I sent him an IM for you and linked your thread. He's not on at the moment. He'll check with you.



Thanks, O_P. I do appreciate the assistance.

-Lincoln
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 12:56:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Well, I can't help you. I only had eight years of the stuff and got fairly fluent with it...but I'm not a native speaker.





OK, help me break the Spanish speakers conspiracy.

Even Ed Sr won't help me out on this one!

For over 40 years I've wanted to know what Ricky Ricardo was saying when he'd get pissed off at Lucy and start ranting and raving in Spanish!!


Crack the code for me so I won't die in ignorance!



Cubans normally talk fast when in regular conversation.
Very, very hard to keep up.
When pissed off and in an argument, multiply that speed
by about 4, and that is what Ricky Ricardo ranted and raved.
Sorry pic, I've been living in Miami for 30 years, and I
STILL have problems keeping up.
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 3:47:30 PM EST
Got it done.

Thanks to all who responded.

Especially ajm1911 - your wife was very nice and helpful.

-Lincoln
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 4:47:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:

Originally Posted By piccolo:

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:
Well, I can't help you. I only had eight years of the stuff and got fairly fluent with it...but I'm not a native speaker.





OK, help me break the Spanish speakers conspiracy.

Even Ed Sr won't help me out on this one!

For over 40 years I've wanted to know what Ricky Ricardo was saying when he'd get pissed off at Lucy and start ranting and raving in Spanish!!


Crack the code for me so I won't die in ignorance!



Cubans normally talk fast when in regular conversation.
Very, very hard to keep up.
When pissed off and in an argument, multiply that speed
by about 4, and that is what Ricky Ricardo ranted and raved.
Sorry pic, I've been living in Miami for 30 years, and I
STILL have problems keeping up.




Oh, Bullshit! It's a Spanish speaking conspiracy!
Link Posted: 3/13/2005 6:39:31 PM EST

Originally Posted By ARDunstan:

Cubans normally talk fast when in regular conversation.
Very, very hard to keep up.
When pissed off and in an argument, multiply that speed
by about 4, and that is what Ricky Ricardo ranted and raved.
Sorry pic, I've been living in Miami for 30 years, and I
STILL have problems keeping up.



We're not THAT bad!

We're WORSE!

Hey, lincoln! I'm late coming to this party, but I got O_P's message and I'm standing by if you need any more help...
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