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Home: Other: Compositions:
Hispania: Castilian or Spanish?
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Nov 1, 2009, 1:39 PM

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Hispania: Castilian or Spanish? Can't Post

Hello! I would like to propose a very controversial topic in the Iberian peninsula. What is the best way to refer to the language of Castile? Spanish or Castilian?

Well, in English if you say Castilian, you will probably be corrected and told to use Spanish. However, the word castellano is the best form in the peninsula.

Strictly speaking, the correct word is Castilian, as Spanish means "a citizen of Hispania", which also includes Portugal. Furthermore, The word "Spanish" seems imperialistic or colonialistic to me. In addition, languages such as Catalan are in danger. For example, in Alacant and Valencia, where the Catalan language was spoken a few decades ago, but not now. Now they speak Castilian.

What do you think?

(This post was edited by Mike on Nov 1, 2009, 1:47 PM)

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Feb 24, 2012, 1:48 PM

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Re: [Mike] Hispania: Castilian or Spanish? [In reply to] Can't Post


I plan to write an article about this topic. It will be interesting, although it may be controversial.

This community will have a weblog in the future, and I will post the article there.

Best regards,

(This post was edited by Mike on Aug 16, 2012, 10:30 PM)

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Aug 16, 2012, 10:38 PM

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Re: [Mike] Hispania: Castilian or Spanish? [In reply to] Can't Post

Please note that the following words are taboo in this forum: Spanish, Spain and Spaniard. Please use Castilian and the Iberian peninsula.

Observe que las siguientes palabras son tabú en este foro: español/hispánico/hispano y España. Por favor use castellano y la península ibérica.

Observa que les següents paraules són tabú en aquest fòrum: espanyol/hispà/hispànic i Espanya. Per favor empra castellà i la península ibèrica.

(This post was edited by Polseguera on Mar 5, 2013, 9:24 AM)


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