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Its ironic that people think the |x| sound in Spanish is Arabic influence when it is precisely this sound which makes it so difficult to recognize the Arabic influence in Spanish lexicon. The |x| sound comes from what Spanish speakers refer to as the readjustment of the sibilants which occurred over a rather short period shortly after the conquest of Mexico. ...


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Spanish does not have obsolete tenses except the future subjunctive which is not particularly worthy of note (its almost identical to the past subjunctive with a vowel switch). In fact, I would go as far as saying that Spanish uses all of its tenses quite profusely - unlike French, Italian where there are quite a number of tenses which are semi-obsolete and ...


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