RAE recognizes Ladino

3 Dec

Piri_Reis_map_of_Europe_and_the_Mediterranean_Sea

A late 16th century copy of the Mediterranean by Ottoman cartographer and geographer Piri Reis from Kitab-ı Bahriye.

RAE, the Real Academia Española, (Royal Spanish Academy) the body of academics that sets the standard for correct Castillian with all the sadistic glee of Spanish pedantry, but which has significantly lightened up in recent decades, especially in regards to Latin American usage, has hired eight academics to guide its Judeo-Spanish or Ladino “branch.”  The full article for Spanish-speakers is here.

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