Here is where I am in my study of written Castillian this week, really enjoying (and longing for more reading time) El Maestro de Escrima (aka The Fencing Master).
My notes thus far:
Fin de primer capítulo.
No sabía cuán temprano habían empezado las luchas sobre la democracia.
I never knew how early those arguments about democracy began.”
He’s finally taking her seriously!”
So, it turns out that this author is great across many historical periods, and with a variety of weapons! From 16th century (Capitàn Alatriste, my favorites!), to 19th (this book), to the 20th (Falcó). More on my continuing striving with Spanish next week, friends:
Yassas, γεια σας! Salût ! Nos vemos! Görüşürüz! ! שָׁלוֹם
Action Items in support of language learning (and thus, empathy) that you can take right now:
1.) Search for two different sources to translate the word “lady” into Spanish.
2.) Share them with us in the comments, here, please.
3.) Share your thoughts on how you like each of the sources you found, perhaps as an update on your GoodReads reading,
4.) Write a blog post or tweet that uses a Castillian/European Spanish word (extra points if it differs from an Mexican Spanish word!), tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.
Dear Readers, any additional ideas toward learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning as part of on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?
Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure & #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19:
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
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Preptober for NaNoWriMo 2020 CE
October, 2020 CE = 12020 HE