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Fictional Spanish People: Don Quixote, Richard Alpert, Hector Barbossa, Francisco Scaramanga, Vega, Buffaloman, Don Juan, Don Flamenco

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Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age in the Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In one such list, Don Quixote was cited as the best literary work ever written. Quixote (pronounced kihoteh) is the original spelling in Old Castilian, and is used in English. However, modern Spanish has since gone through spelling reforms and phonetic changes which have turned the x into j. The x was pronounced like an English sh sound (voiceless postalveolar fricative) in medieval times--and this is reflected in the Galician and Astur-Leonese name Don Quixote, the Catalan Don Quixot, the Portuguese Dom Quixote, in the French name Don Quichotte, the Dutch Don Quichot (or Don Quichote), as well as in the Italian name Don Chisciotte. However, in Spanish such words (now virtually all spelled with a j) are now pronounced with a voiceless velar fricative sound like the Scottish or German ch . English speakers generally attempt something close to the modern Spanish pronunciation when saying Quixote (Quijote), as, although the traditional Englis... Less

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ISBN : 9781155185606
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Don Quixote, Richard Alpert, Hector Barbossa, Francisco Scaramanga, Vega, Buffaloman, Don Juan, DonMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 40. Chapters: Don Quixote, Richard Alpert, Hector Barbossa, Francisco Scaramanga, Vega, Buffaloman, Don Juan, Don Flamenco, Cervantes de Leon, Sancho Panza, Empath, El Aguila, Jos Gaspar, Puss in Boots, Matador, El Diablo, Stephen Maturin, Gideon, Jos Luis Torrente, Fierabras, Juan S nchez Villa-Lobos Ram rez, Manuel, Pepe Carvalho, Brava, Dulcinea, Pepe the King Prawn, Carlotta, Ricote. Excerpt: (, Spanish: ), fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: ), is a novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes. Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age in the Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In one such list, Don Quixote was cited as the best literary work ever written. Quixote (pronounced kihoteh) is the original spelling in Old Castilian, and is used in English. However, modern Spanish has since gone through spelling reforms and phonetic changes which have turned the x into j. The x was pronounced like an English sh sound (voiceless postalveolar fricative) in medieval times--and this is reflected in the Galician and Astur-Leonese name Don Quixote, the Catalan Don Quixot, the Portuguese Dom Quixote, in the French name Don Quichotte, the Dutch Don Quichot (or Don Quichote), as well as in the Italian name Don Chisciotte. However, in Spanish such words (now virtually all spelled with a j) are now pronounced with a voiceless velar fricative sound like the Scottish or German ch . English speakers generally attempt something close to the modern Spanish pronunciation when saying Quixote (Quijote), as, although the traditional Englis...