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Old 12-24-2012, 05:33 PM   #31
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Your Mexican buddies are screwing with you.
It is pronounced with a hard "G' think "lguana."
"Gwan" and not "Juan".
That was why I questioned it at the start, I've never heard anyone here
pronounce it "juana", ever.
Now, let's all join hands and say "Xoxocotla".
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #32
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Well, they are from Queretaro, so maybe they aren't as proficient as you gringos down Veracruz way.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #33
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The rule I follow is to pronounce it the way the locals mispronounce it. Works everywhere I travel. "Gua" at the beginning of a word can be pronounced at least three different ways and sometimes varies regionally for the same word. I've mostly heard Guanajuato pronounced with a silent G as the UA diphthong "wah", but occasionally with a hint of hard G.

Now X is a letter I hear pronounced with more variants than I can count. Largely due to the phonetics of indigenous languages like Nahuatl. MikeMike, how do the Veracruzanos pronounce our favorite convenience store, OXXO? Maybe not like the Chilangos do.

Someone want to take a shot at Cuautitlán-Izcalli?? Spanish phonetics don't apply to this one either.
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #34
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Well, they are from Queretaro, so maybe they aren't as proficient as you gringos down Veracruz way.
Have been corrected recently for emphasizing the 2nd syllable in Queretaro, BTW, although I've never heard people from there pronounce it any other way.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #35
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Its actually the "mas o menos" that messes everyone up.
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #36
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wanna whato

No matter how you pronounce it... the tunnels are intimidating... the traffic daunting and the two amigos who took me over there just incredible... thanks Miguelito and Mark fo an amazing Sunday of riding, viewing and sampling a bit of the local mezcal... sabroso... feliz navidad a todos.
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:50 PM   #37
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I' ll go with the Televisa, TV Azteca pronunciation, thanks. You can' t trust regional pronunciations, if you did you' d mistake "Madonna" for McDonald' s and que hora son for corazon!
Anyone for camaron pelao' tal vez un nino Yucateco cabajon?

xo- xo = sho- sho

Watch for my new book "500 Best Jokes in Orizaba Nahuatl Dialect" coming out in April.
Enjoy your totol.
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:20 AM   #38
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Dialects

Engaging in dialectical materialism eh Mike.

There are a lot of dialects here in SMA, mostly Northeastern USA... my Spanish is getting worse... will have to leave soon to get back into Mexico. Seriously though, this is a great place. Christmas here has been just amazing with the mercados filled with traditional foods and all kinds of Christmas decor, flowers, lights, shiny things and religious images. Blessings to all.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:15 AM   #39
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One of the coldest Christmases/New Years my wife and I ever spent was in SMA. The days were pretty nice but the nights were cold. Still enjoyed the place.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:35 AM   #40
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:15 AM   #41
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Guanajuato


Navidad en Guanajuato


El teatro: Guanajuato


Detail of teatro.


Christmas Eve SMA


S. Claus delayed.


Church interior Christmas Eve


Shrine to Virgen de Guadalupe, protectress of SMA


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Old 12-25-2012, 11:18 AM   #42
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:28 AM   #43
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Engaging in dialectical materialism eh Mike.
Hey, a gringo has to make a peso any which way.

Time for some humour!

Xicmocuili nonamic...quichiuhqueh...ompaqui!

That one had them rolling in the aisles in Tehuipango!
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Huicholes y frijoles y loma de cerdo oh my!
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Old 12-27-2012, 07:17 PM   #45
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Where'd ya disappear to today? Thought you were a few cars back when I got on the cuota to SMA, and then ya weren't? Hope your gps showed you the way home. I made it to my casita just before sunset.
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