A Week in the Life of Gustavo

"Seems to think that if he fails to write, la migra will find him."--OC Weekly More merriment available at ronmaydon@yahoo.com

domingo, novembro 16, 2003

The whistling language of the Canary Islands is being taught again in schools.

Good story about a lingustic group I had only read about. After finishing this story, I'm reminded of how damn diverse the New World's "Spaniards" were. A lot of the early Hispanic population of Texas was composed of people from the Canary Islands, fleeing from the imperialistic salivations Castilians had over the Iberian Peninsula. Add people from the Canary Islands to the list of the damned that created the New World, alongside Basques, Catalans, Galicians, moros, marranos, second sons, and who else? Viewed in such a light, the Spanish conquest of the New World almost appears to be the largest refugee settlement movement in history. But then again, the genocide.