October 12, 2016

 A quiz.  Fill in the blank: The … Guitar.  Right!  ‘Spanish’ is the correct answer. This marvelously versatile instrument which has (with the piano) become geographically and stylistically ubiquitous in the contemporary world is indeed from Spain.  But its forefathers...

October 12, 2016

 It’s well known that many Spanish words come from Arabic: azúcar (sugar), aciete (oil), naranja (orange) ...  Of course, many place names in Spain are Arabic or adapted from Arabic: Almeria, Guadalajara, Jaèn … the list runs into the thousands.  But what about that mo...

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