This month we celebrate the Spanish language and I have been asked to write about why I love Spanish. This task gave me pause because I really hadn’t given it much thought before. It’s a little bit like asking me why I like pizza-I just do, it’s good. But then when I really thought about, I realized that I love the sound of Spanish and the emotion it can evoke.
Spanish just sounds cool! It’s musical, but not excessively so. I love the fact that so many sounds are formed at the front of the mouth. It sounds assertive. Those gorgeous rolls of the r-frustrating as they may be for the Spanish learner-are that extra musical flourish.