Language Rules

One of the things that distinguish the Saxons Latinos are the codes of politeness demonstrated through language. Latinos Not that we are less polite, but the Saxons listed many times the words "please", "thank you", "sorry" and in different contexts of Latinos who would use them. That is why perhaps, to communicate with them and want to use the English translated literally as we say in our language, obviously many times this information is important and may result to the ears of an Anglophone will sound invasive, aggressive, awkward or a little bossy or familiarly, not to be this code of communication that has. Not that we are less educated or they are better, but it tends to be a misconception about it (of course that this statement refers to a context within parameters and basic rules of kindness and education). We are different, from different cultures with different customs and habits, and therefore manage different codes. It is true that if we have good arrival in another culture, we must accept the codes of the other and get used to using such words, because for the other are important, even though we are artificial or unnatural sound. For example say "I m sorry "so many times or in different contexts in which an Argentine, in this case, you may not use. So frequent use of "please" and the type of indirect questions using adverbs of manner as "Would you please tell me …", or "Would you mind telling me …

please?" For permission, information or simply a favor to a friend, neighbor, relative or person on the street. For Argentines, maybe there is a belief that the friend or relatives, you do not say "please" or "thank you very much" so many times. For the Saxons even informal treatment or a lot of confidence, use it many times more than Latinos, but for us it may sound excessive use artificial or that the person is not genuine, or natural and may even come to be seen as hypocritical. I suppose it's because Latinos are more blood, visceral, and tend to say what they feel directly, however the Saxons have a different relationship with their emotions, so that their language is expressed in a less emotional, so is that maybe his dialogue seem less offensive, somewhat artificial or more protocols to the ears of a Latino. Anyway, I repeat, not that we are better or worse, just different and we must learn to accept differences that make us unique individuals without trial and put ourselves in the shoes of another, if we empathize with a different culture to ours.

Monday, April 30th, 2012 News