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Beyond Spanglish: the Spanish suffix

publication date: Jul 31, 2003
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From words like rancho to ranch, la riata to lariat, and rodear to rodeo, American popular speech has rounded up dozens of Spanish words from Mexican rancheros and branded them as English. And both yakalero and yakeroo are meaningful in a historical and linguistic context, though only one of them is really a correct substitution for yak-boy or yak-girl.



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