March 7th, 2011


Quick ser vs. estar question

Hi, all. I'm trying to write something for my second semester Spanish class and getting a little bit stuck. I've got "X y Y _____ (were) compañeros de cuarto," but I don't know if I should use ser or estar here. If it matters, the tense is imperfecto. Thanks!

Belfast English

I'm an undergraduate student of Linguistics at McGill University and I am conducting a study on the properties of Belfast English for my Sociolinguistics 2 course. I am looking for people from Belfast to participate in my study by filling out a short online survey. The survey includes demographic information (kept completely anonymous) and questions about rhymes, words, etc. It should take only about 10 minutes. If you are from Belfast or know anyone from Belfast, I would be eternally grateful if you would fill it out and/or pass it along! Thank you in advance! If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
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I understand that there are different Hebrew accents especially among olim as their Hebrew accent would no doubt be influenced by their native languages. I also know that there are different accents among the groups in the diaspora who use Hebrew as a liturgical language. However, are there dialect/accent differences among tzabarim themselves? Do Israelis from Haifa speak exactly the same as Tel Avivim or Yerushalmim or Israelis from Eilat?