Language and Dialects of my country Colombia

Updated: 6/15/2021
Language and Dialects of my country Colombia

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Hi, my name is Kathleen Ramos and I want share with you my comic strip about the Language and Dialects of my country Colombia. Thanks Thanks.

Storyboard Text

  • Sandra has been living in Colombia for a few days. She met with her friend Kathleen in the City of Villavicencio.
  • Hi my friend Kathleen !!I am happy to see you, because I want to talk with you about the language and culture of this beautiful country of Colombia.
  • Hi Sandra. Of course.Did you know that Colombia is a very diverse country linguistically because different dialects are presented as a result of its complex geography marked by three branches of the Andes mountain range that resulted in little access and communication between the regions.
  • Sandra and Kathleen are walking to a restaurant to continue talking.
  • It´s interesting friend, so is not only the Spanish language spoken in Colombia?
  • No Sandra, Spanish (Castilian) is the common official national language here in Colombia because everyone uses this language on a day-to-day basis but in addition to Spanish in Colombia approximately 10 different dialects are spoken.
  • In the restaurant...
  • Can you tell me which ones are dialects and which ones are the best known here in Colombia?I only know the Llanero.
  • Of course friend Sandra.Dialects are variations within a language, therefore these dialects here in Colombia are associated by regions and their cultures. Communication changes because all have their own grammatical rules, ways of pronouncing words and their own vocabulary.
  • Kathleen tells Sandra the most widely spoken dialects in Colombia.
  • The most widely spoken Colombian dialects are Paisa, Costeño, Isleño, Santandereano, Cundiboyacense, Rolo or Bogota, Tolima or Opita, Valle del Cauca or Valluno, Andean or Pastuso, Amazonian, Chocoano and Llanero.
  • outside the restaurant...
  • Why?
  • Due to its phonetics, for example, the Costeño Spanish dialect has its standard in the southern Spanish of Spain, of weak consonantism, it weakens the postvocalic or final -s (los costeños> loh cohteño), articulates the -n as velar (camión> camiong) and in some areas it weakens the pre-consantic -l in [r] (alguno> arguno).
  • Did you know that some dialects in Colombia are very difficult to understand
  • Sandra left happy because she learned a lot the language and dialects of Colombia with her friend Kathleen.
  • Therefore, if a Costeño goes to the western area of ​​Cauca, it will be very difficult for the valluno understands to him because his dialect in phonetics stands out for the bilabial nasal articulation [m] of the final / -n / (tren> trem, pasión > pasiom). The final / s / remains.
  • The culture of Colombia is amazing, I want to learn more dialects.Thank you friend for your explanation.See you later bye.
  • See you, bye-bye Sandra.