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Old 9th November 2011, 07:07
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El temor de Los " ENGLISH ONLY"

Yo como que entiendo a los "English Only" y no los puedo criticar mucho pues soy un "Spanish Only" para Puerto Rico. Sin embargo, parecido a la mayoría de los puertorriqueños, no estamos en contra de otros idiomas. Es así que somos como cualquier país del mundo donde los más educados hablan más de un idioma. Irónicamente hasta somos más bilingües que los mismos Estados Unidos.

Lo que pasa en los Estados Unidos es que el inglés lo ven como eslabón de unión, y diferente a la isla hay un temor que el pais se convierta en bilingüe, como Canadá. Eso no es un temor en Puerto Rico pues vemos al bilingüismo como algo positivo.

Los Gringos son tan xenofobicos que hasta critican aquellos que hablan inglés con un acento. Pero tampoco puedo criticar mucho pues nosotros hacemos lo mismo. Quien no han oído decir, "ese no es puertorriqueno, es Dominicano, mira como habla."
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Para hacer un cuento largo corto y no caer en la neura del "energizer Bunny" lo que sigue es un artículo que saca a relucir el temor del Tea Party, Michelle Bachmann, Newt Grinrich y Sarah Palin. Esta es la razón por la cual estos quieren imponer el "English Only", para evitar que se multipliquen los Félix Sánchez de la Vega Guzmán y los Montealtos de este mundo.


November 8, 2011

Moving to U.S. and Amassing a Fortune, No English Needed

By KIRK SEMPLE

More than 40 years after arriving in New York from Mexico uneducated and broke, Felix Sanchez de la Vega Guzman still can barely speak English. Ask him a question, and he will respond with a few halting phrases and an apologetic smile before shifting back to the comfort of Spanish.

Yet Mr. Sanchez has lived the great American success story. He turned a business selling tortillas on the street into a $19 million food manufacturing empire that threaded together the Mexican diaspora from coast to coast and reached back into Mexico itself.

Mr. Sanchez is part of a small class of immigrants who arrived in the United States with nothing and, despite speaking little or no English, became remarkably prosperous. And while generations of immigrants have thrived despite language barriers, technology, these days, has made it easier for such entrepreneurs to attain considerable affluence.

Many have rooted their businesses in big cities with immigrant populations large enough to insulate them from everyday situations that demand English. After gaining traction in their own communities, they have used the tools of modern communication, transportation and commerce to tap far-flung resources and exploit markets in similar enclaves around the country and the world.

“The entire market is Hispanic,” Mr. Sanchez said of his business. “You don’t need English.” A deal, he said, is only a cheap long-distance phone call or a few key strokes on the computer away. “All in Spanish,” he added.

Mr. Sanchez, 66, said he always wanted to learn English but had not had time for lessons.

“I couldn’t concentrate,” he said in a recent interview, in Spanish. “In addition, all the people around me were speaking in Spanish, too.”
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Old 10th November 2011, 11:53
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Una persona bilingue en alguno circulos se vez como una persona que no ha podido dominar el ingles. Son de los que abogar por la educacion bilingue en las escuelas publicas para garantizarse un trabajo.Unos cuanto dias atras,un compa~ero de trabajo se quedo sorprendido cuando supo que yo naci en puerto rico. Solamente porque mi ingles no tiene un acento!
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Old 10th November 2011, 12:42
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LOL....para todos los hispanos los Boricuas tenemos acento y hablamos muy rapido que nos comemos la "R"


what RPR you don't have the Brooklyn/Jersey english accent you know "forget about it"................years ago I used to work in a CALL CENTER of a fortune 500 company and I got very familiar with all the accents in the states.......some are funny to listen others are very hard to understand over the phone.
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I live in Cleveland so I mostly have somewhat of a Midwestern accent (neutral).My cousins in NYC thought it was funny how I "tawk like a white boy". But I think people hear what they want to hear.
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Old 10th November 2011, 15:46
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New Yorkers always think everybody sounds funny except them......lol
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Old 14th November 2011, 16:19
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Getting back to the topic....

En este mundo hoy en dia ya casi no existen fronteras cuando se trata de comunicacion.Ahora con cable y satelite se puede ver programas de todas parte del mundo,tenemos facebook,twitter y celulares.Es mas facil poder quedarse en un mundo aparte de la cultural dominante el cualquier pais o region.Solamente tiene que ver a Miami o Los Angeles y sabes que es como estar en un pais latinoamericano. Ya pronto lo mismo pasara en la florida central.
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Old 14th November 2011, 18:27
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el problema que yo tengo con el punto de vista de Clip sobre el tema es que el esta hablando de un Estados Unidos de una epoca de atras........el Estados Unidos de ahora es multi-cultural y multi-idioma por el MERCADO GLOBAL.......its all about $$$$$$$ y lo que el mercado demanda.


Mira todas las corporaciones de FORTUNE 500 en los EEUU, tienen dos opciones para ingles y espanol para su servicio al cliente y ventas y estoy hablando desde American Express, Discover, todos los BANCOS, Sears, Target, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, T-mobile, Microsoft, Apple, EBAY, DIRECT TV, DISH NETWORK, COMCAST, QWEST y miles mas y es porque el mercado lo demanda.


si no pudieron aplastar el espanol y cultura en sitios como NEW MEXICO y California y esos son estados por mas de 100 anos dudo mucho lo lo hagan ahora.

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