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Uso de "Xp" como "crist" en el siglo XVII

Ni X ni p, en realidad; el símbolo Xp que podemos ver en muchos sitios como representación de Cristo es una simple adaptación al alfabeto latino de las dos primeras letras del nombre griego de Cristo, ...
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¿Cómo se deletrean las "palabras" con varias letras iguales seguidas?

Yo no he encontrado ninguna recomendación o norma de la RAE sobre deletreo. De acuerdo a la definición del diccionario, deletrear es intr. Decir separadamente las letras de cada sílaba, las sílabas ...
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How to pronounce 'c#' in Spanish?

I've heard "Ce almohadilla" but I personally use "Ce Sharp", saying C as the spanish letter and "#" as the english word "Sharp". I know, mixing languages is a bad practice but that's what people say ...
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How to pronounce 'c#' in Spanish?

I'm an engineering informatics student from Peru. So far I've only heard the "C sharp" (as in English) and "Ce sharp" ("Ce" as the letter name in Spanish), being the latter the most common one in my ...
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¿Qué palabras provenientes del francés cogieron un acento en la "e" por su escritura francesa, sin que su pronunciación la tuviera?

Foreword: most linguists don't consider French to have lexical stress at all. It instead is analysed as having prosodic stress, where the final syllable in a phrase is stressed (or the penultimate one,...
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"Cacahuate" y "cacahuete": ¿por qué varían?

Efectivamente, según el diccionario de americanismos la voz cacahuate se usa en México, Honduras y Nicaragua, mientras que la voz cacahuete sería de uso en otras partes del mundo hispanohablante (en ...
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How to pronounce 'c#' in Spanish?

I checked a number of videos on YouTube to find out how C# is pronounced "in the wild". Below are the links (with approximate timestamps in parentheses): Si sharp: José Dimas Luján Castillo: ...
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Why don't Spanish words start with "sp"?

Harris, en su artículo Syllable structure and stress in Spanish: A Nonlinear Analysis (1983), arguye que las representaciones subyacentes que inician con la secuencia /st/, /sl/, /sn/ son ataques que ...
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Is it "élite" or "elite"?

TL;DR: Both are correct. The word élite (or elite) is a loan word from French élite. It means: élite Tb. elite. Del fr. élite. f. Minoría selecta o rectora. The trick is that ...
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Is "gomitar" a real word?

Gomitar (as well as its derivations gomitador, gomitadura, gómito etc) was historically considered standard Spanish, and is recorded in dictionaries from 1495 to 1869 (beyond 1721 with the note that ...
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Is the country México or Méjico?

The Royal Academy of the Spanish Languaje changed the spelling of words in 1754 when published the new edition of "Ortografia de la lengua castellana", which pretty much defined modern spelling. One ...
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Is "la sétima" a correct word?

Correct, but a little antiquated. The same goes for September: Septiembre - Setiembre.
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Is the country México or Méjico?

The official name is Estados Unidos Mexicanos or Mexican United States and it is only used in government official documents. The United States was added in part inspired by our northern neighbors, ...
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Why don't Spanish words start with "sp"?

Origin of Spanish prothetic /e/ In Latin, a prothetic /e/ was added to words where word-initial /sC/ was split by a morpheme boundary: 7.2. Prothesis In Latin initial s followed by a consonant ...
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Is "gomitar" a real word?

There's a nice recent article (in Spanish) on this topic in El País: Agüelo, nochegüena o güelta son formas comunes en la lengua poca elaborada para referirse a abuelo, nochebuena o vuelta; los ...
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How to pronounce 'c#' in Spanish?

Ce Gato/Gatito (as a joke in college/university) Because of the "gato" or "tres en linea" game. PS. "Gato" means Cat
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How to pronounce 'c#' in Spanish?

En Cuba, alguien ajeno a la programación podría decir "Ce numeral", sin embargo, entre programadores se usa "Ce sharp" o "Ci sharp".
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Is "la sétima" a correct word?

Both are correct, as a native Spanish speaker I can tell that I rarely see "sétima" written, but I think for such a picturesque place, this name makes it even more charming.
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