If you already know the basics of the English language, feel free to skip this. But it really disturbed me yesterday when three moms on here got downright nasty about me referring to myself as "half Spanish." First of all, it should make no difference to anybody in the world what I call myself. Secondly, it was said that "no one" uses the term "half Spanish." But people where I live, both family and non-family, refer to themselves that way often. Not just me; it's a widely used way of describing someone who identifies with the culture and traditions of Spanish origin but who isn't of Latin-American descent, and who has other ancestral origins--my mom's forebearers were German and English, and my dad's came to this continent from Spain six generations ago.
As a noun, the word "Spanish" refers to a language. I speak some *Spanish* and understand a lot more. "Spanish" is a noun in that context. Other nouns that refer to languages are English, Russian, French, etc.
As an adjective, "Spanish" is a word that describes a noun. *Spanish* cuisine, *Spanish* art, *Spanish* exploration in history, and yes, *Spanish* people; that is, people who are from Spain or who have Spanish descendants. Sometimes people from Spain are called Spaniards, but I've never heard that term applied in a modern context, especially to those who live here and thus are Americans. The same can be said of English, Russian, French, etc. Most people who live in Russia, that is, Russians--speak Russian, which is the language of Russia.
I know some of you will get this, even if the ones who gave me crap about it won't, and that's okay.
Answer by SWasson at 12:47 PM on Jan. 23, 2013
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Answer by tnm786 at 1:33 PM on Jan. 23, 2013
Dont you people get it?????????
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