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    Dominican grammar and Spanish

    I posted this article in another thread but I will add the link here. If you can read in Spanish you may find it interesting about the R to L change in Caribbean Spanish and other linguistic features. https://www.bbc.com/mundo/noticias-42414814 -MP.
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    Dominican grammar and Spanish

    People do change R to L in the spoken language with infinitives. Your examples just show when the R is dropped but what about those who say Hablal instead of Hablar, Caminal instead of Caminar, Decil instead of Decir just using infinitives alone there are a wealth of examples. When you say a...
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    Articles

    Here is another one: https://dr1.com/articles/barrio_1.shtml One more: https://dr1.com/articles/twenty_one_1.shtml On the old platform they were on the main page.
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    Articles

    There was an article section on the main page. Topics ranged from living in the DR to food to language. A former Mod wrote a few of the articles. Here is an example: https://dr1.com/articles/spanish.shtml
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    Neutral Spanish vs Dominican Spanish

    I like this video. I think it can answer the question that many people have or always ask. Is there really such thing as neutral Spanish? I think the video is a good start. It has great examples. I caught two errors by the coach though. One very obvious when she said fuistes…..that is wrong. It...
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    Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Spanish

    I don’t know if the OP is even looking at his/ her own thread but if I were to summarize and choose which Spanish of the three I would bend more towards 🇨🇺although just learning the language through studying and interaction with native speakers for practice is very helpful and enough. However...
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    Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Spanish

    Nice! I love the sense of humour….pero tienes la culpa….look again. That should be soy un hombre sincero….you can’t leave out un in that phrase 🙂
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    Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Spanish

    Yes, a Cuban classic song about a young girl and heartbreak by the great Compay Segundo. Be careful: It’s Guantanamera, guajira guantanamera….. ….great opportunity too for language learning through song.
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    Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Spanish

    It does not take much for their low education level speech to show. Education is truly a privilege not to be taken for granted. That example of speech you gave is informal register (which is okay) but I will add with a low education level which is where the challenge begins for them. If that...
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    Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Spanish

    You call it rustic and I call it guajiro or campesino that one hears in Cuba. Yes, those accents can be a challenge. Wow in the DR someone correcting you about Spanish is strange 🤦‍♀️. Unless it is someone educated and clearly has a good command of the language, I would not take that seriously...
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    Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Spanish

    If you speak Spanish this video is a brief commentary on Caribbean Spanish. It’s very recent and the speaker mentions some key features of Spanish in this region.
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    Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Spanish

    This is true and very distinct too among the Caribbean accents. As well, like in other countries the accents vary within the country. Speakers in the eastern part of Cuba sound very similar to the DR and at times indistinguishable unless you listen to the pronunciation of certain words. Then...
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    Dominican, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Spanish

    Spanish from the Antilles meaning Cuba, DR and PR are similar sounding yet quite distinct accent wise. If you are a beginner at first Spanish from all three islands sounds the same and it will take a long time before you will be able to distinguish among the different accents. However, hopefully...
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    Nail bar

    Listo....I got it now. This is an example where the message board communication can be ambiguous. Thanks.
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    Nail bar

    Do you mean me voy vs voy?