Así se habla en la Aldeílla

Here is a link to the Google site I created on behalf of the 3rd-year Citizenship students in Santa Maria. It is a brief lexicon of words and phrases typically used by them and/or in the region. I decided to include audio clips for those who volunteered to be recorded because hearing them talk is so much more evocative than reading their words!

When I showed them the first version of the website, they seemed pleased and temporarily (I've learned not to ask for more) intrigued. The majority reaction to my invitation to record them saying sample phrases, however, was “Qué vergüenza!” ('How embarrassing!') That whole vergüenza thing carries a lot of weight around here.