How did the Spanish language come to South America?
The Spanish language was brought across the Atlantic to the Americas by Spanish explorers and Conquistadors in the 16th and 17th centuries, and it spread rapidly throughout North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
How did Spanish language develop?
The language known today as Spanish is derived from a dialect of spoken Latin, which was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by the Romans during the Second Punic War, beginning in 218 BC, and which evolved in central parts of the Iberian Peninsula after the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century.
What language did Spain speak before Spanish?
The history of the Spanish language in Spain and the origin of the dialects of Spain begin with the linguistic evolution of Vulgar Latin. The Spanish Language can be traced back to the Indo-European language family. Around 2000 years before the birth of Christ, Celtiberians spoke an early Celtic language.
What makes Spanish language unique?
Although there are some phonetic differences between regions, Spanish is a language that practically sounds as you write it. We do not have neutral vowels, open vowels or nasal vowels, like French or Portuguese. Unlike French, which uses phonetic accents, we only use the accent on the tonic syllable.
Who brought Spanish to the New World?
While England slept, Spain became dominant in the New World and on the high seas. In 1493, during his second voyage, Columbus founded Isabela, the first permanent Spanish settlement in the New World, on Hispaniola.
Which language came first Spanish or English?
I’d dare say that Spanish, as a spoken language probably were intelligible to a Modern Spanish speaker a few hundred years prior to the first Spanish words being put on paper, meaning that spoken Spanish is actually older than spoken English.
What came first Portuguese or Spanish?
– It is fallacious to speak as though a language only came into existance when it is named. Clearly, Portuguese existed for a long time before it was given a name (as did Galician). The Portuguese language is older than Portugal itself, just like Spanish is older (much older) than Spain.