Wednesday, 23 November 2016


I’m reading Lingo by Gaston Dorren. I’d recommend it as a light and interesting overview of European languages.

Chapter 29 is about Spanish. It looks as the speed of the language and why that might be—something that I picked up myself back on Day 26. Spaniards are meant to speak 7.82 syllables per second, the English 6.17, and Germans 5.97.

But Spaniards in Spain speak more quickly than South Americans. So there’s a reason for that variation in the Spanish HP audiobooks that I downloaded.

So I looked up Lingo’s author on Twitter and linked to him. We’re corresponding!

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