Calluna V. (callunav) wrote in linguaphiles,
Calluna V.

Seems like I shouldn't have these problems without the perks of being fluent.

As I said in my last post, I'm still very much a beginner in Spanish.

But yesterday, as I was speaking on the phone, I was asked for the name of someone who had sent me a particular e-mail.

"Carlos Frontado," I said.

"I'm sorry?" she said.

Enunciate, I thought. Say it the way she would say it, not the way the audiobook would recommend. "Carlos," I said distinctly, making sure the terminal 's' was clearly audible. "Frontado." But the 'r's were still alveolar taps, and the 'd' was a 'th' sound, for all my planning ahead.

"Could you spell it?" she said.

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