Spanish dialect unique to portions of Colorado and New Mexico is fading away

Spanish dialect unique to portions of Colorado and New Mexico is fading away

Jeremy Jojola explores the history of the unique Spanish spoken in the region for hundreds of years as younger generations try to save it.

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  1. gaucho correntino on June 3, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Acento es mas CERCA a los mexicanos

  2. Raquel Bailey on June 3, 2023 at 8:58 am

    Sounds like the Spanish that was once spoken in Puerto Rico. A mix of indigenous and Spanish and now English.

  3. Lewis C on June 3, 2023 at 9:01 am

    Viva la Hispanidad! Vivan todas las Espanas! Viva el Rey! Viva Cristo!! 🇲🇽 🇪🇸 ⛪️

  4. CASHVideosTX on June 3, 2023 at 9:01 am

    This is done so very well. Great pkg. An example for all journalists on how to do a pkg correctly especially given the time.

  5. Felipe Montoya on June 3, 2023 at 9:05 am

    You know what’s sadder? That the reporter who’s doing the documentary admits at the end he doesn’t even speak it, in spite of the fact her grandma is the only in her family who still speaks it. That’s the sad part, it’ll fade quicker than 50 years for sure. Not even the local are speaking it anymore. Such a shame!

  6. Valeria Veronique. on June 3, 2023 at 9:07 am

    Que esperaban?!😅 antes era el imperio español despues Mexico 🇲🇽 lindo despues robado por Estados unidos forzaron ala gente que se quedo a hablar el idioma de ellos castigando alos estudiantes o escuelantes si hablaban español y lo demas es historia… Todos los rios aunque los desviemos vuelven asu cauce.

  7. Reu Benz on June 3, 2023 at 9:09 am

    They are not unique, they are the Mexicans that were taken away from their native Mexico when the US took over Mexican land to what is now southern united states. After the natives, the Mexicans have been there long before the blacks and anglos and they, the Mexicans have every right to continue with their culture, language and tradition. Mexico as a administrative geographic location refers only to present day Mexico, but its people and culture, history and traditions expands from Mexico all the way to the southern USA. So for For people to consider Mexicans as foreigners in southern usa is wrong on many levels.

  8. Art Tijerina on June 3, 2023 at 9:10 am

    It’s lazy Spanish.

  9. 410m on June 3, 2023 at 9:10 am

    Im just here to learn all the badwords.

  10. Klaus Rostock on June 3, 2023 at 9:10 am

    That’s because parents were lazy to speak to them their original language, English is much easier , sheer laziness

  11. quotidian on June 3, 2023 at 9:10 am

    My Grandmother and Grandpa spoke in the dialect. My Grandma and her sisters would always speak it with eachother. I miss them.

  12. Thelomes1 on June 3, 2023 at 9:13 am

    The influence of Mexico!! thank you México.

  13. Raul Delao on June 3, 2023 at 9:13 am

    This is all my grandmother spoke. I said quarter the same way

  14. Veronica Madrigal Cosme on June 3, 2023 at 9:15 am

    Alot of words I heard are words we use in the east coast as a spanglish speaker. Pastel, lonche, troka. I’m curious to learning more about this dialect and these people. Very fascinating.

  15. George Galan on June 3, 2023 at 9:16 am

    Why is this a story? This is the way we speak spanish in Texas. Anyone that was born in America and lives in Texas speaks exactly like this. This is South Texas dialect in EVERY south Texas town. Go out there and see for yourself.

  16. Frankie Salazar on June 3, 2023 at 9:17 am

    Lovely viejitos ❤️

  17. DB COOPER on June 3, 2023 at 9:20 am

    Spanish is different all over the world. This is nothing unusual.

  18. JFSHAZAM! on June 3, 2023 at 9:21 am

    I mean most of the words I heard here are typical border town NorthwestMexico word’s, my grandma speaks that way, I learned to speak Spanish that way, I’m sure there is some differences but it is very similar, that said it would sound weird in central or southern Mexico

  19. Cat's Journey on June 3, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Loved listening to this video.. same accent as my parents my father called their Spanish Castilian… Due to the hardships he and my mother had in school .. they wanted us children to learn English and learn it well. It would prevent hardship.. I didn’t learn the Spanish language however, I understand it well. Thank you for posting this video. My father passed in 2019 and my mother in 2021 .. I miss hearing them speak Spanish to each other so I seek videos such as yours to fulfill my need to hear our language again. Thank you

  20. Dan Gonzalez on June 3, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Hispanics from New Mexico, and Colorado are willfully ignorant!

  21. JR Arreola on June 3, 2023 at 9:22 am

    Im fluent in Spanish and I can understand everything. Is beautiful. It is like Ladino, a form of Spanish spoken by the Jewish people expelled from Spain more than 500 hundred years ago!

  22. Weekend Mini Toys Truck & Car Club EST "88" on June 3, 2023 at 9:23 am

    WOW what a great story to air for everyone to see. You hit the nail right on the head. Priceless just priceless.

  23. Xólotl Mēxihcah on June 3, 2023 at 9:25 am

    _"Queque, lonche, troca, tíquet/tiquete"_ are also part of the informal Mexican Spanish vocabulary. Those words aren’t exclusive to New Mexico and Colorado; their usage is active from the North of Mexico all the way to Mexico City, Guadalajara, Michoacan, etc.

  24. Vedelia Trujillo-Hoey on June 3, 2023 at 9:25 am

    I was born and raised in NM, and moved to CO as an adult. As a nurse I can tell immediately if the person is from NM or the San Luis valley. Along with the words there is a distinct rhythm to the flow of the language. So sad we are losing a huge part of our culture.

  25. Doug Reed on June 3, 2023 at 9:27 am

    this is very touching, I hope this version of Spanish continues, I know there is a unique version of cooking as well. my uncles family is Spanish in this same version they were sheep herders and made green chili very different then that of say California they use tometeos, were chilies are the primary difference its also what I call creeper hot you taste it a few seconds later the heat hits you I absolutely love Colorado green chili…I grew up in Arvada west of Denver. my uncle was a hoot he was handsome blue eyes very tall and a great funny personality, he passed a couple years ago I miss him greatly. he and my grandfather looked out for me. we had a special relationship.

  26. thekingofmoney2000 on June 3, 2023 at 9:27 am

    It’s very similar to the Spanish of South Texas, which is also disappearing.

  27. Evan Rudibaugh on June 3, 2023 at 9:28 am

    This is cool but they didn’t really focus on anything too unique. Most of the words presented are transparently English borrowings (queque, troca etc.), or slight differences in meaning ("pastel" is closer to cake in most forms of Spanish; jején is a gnat/sandfly in other areas, but it’s a apparently a borrowing from Arawak).

    There should be more peculiar older words or borrowings from local native languages. I’m a little disappointed they didn’t mention "vaya con dios" (go with god) for "goodbye"/"safe travels" as it feels like a cute insight into traditional Southwest Spanish. That isn’t unique to the dialect either, but it’s much more common than elsewhere.

    Pronunciation-wise, they change -s into -j (English -h) similar to Caribbean and Canary Spanish.

  28. Archie Rea on June 3, 2023 at 9:33 am

    my family comes from Northern New Mexico. Hope to bring the language back into the family.

  29. Psalm 91 on June 3, 2023 at 9:35 am

    Que caloree

  30. Raul Delao on June 3, 2023 at 9:37 am

    I want to pass this to my children so much

  31. Pomona on June 3, 2023 at 9:38 am

    I always wondered!!!! Thank you for this! <3

  32. Dan Gonzalez on June 3, 2023 at 9:39 am

    Sounds of uneducated vernacular and or slang to me, good riddance!😂

  33. Usuario 237 on June 3, 2023 at 9:39 am

    These are descendants of Spanish colonizers.

  34. Scanden S on June 3, 2023 at 9:39 am

    What a foolish segment to say that it is going away.

  35. gaucho correntino on June 3, 2023 at 9:40 am

    Get rid of the stupid commercials before the video

  36. CO² Productions on June 3, 2023 at 9:41 am

    My grandma is from costilla and is 82 years old, she is one of the last in my family that speaks this language….I want to learn it before its to late

  37. jose varela on June 3, 2023 at 9:41 am

    My family is from Cimarrón New Mexico and that’s how they speak. I love it.

  38. TrollBuster on June 3, 2023 at 9:41 am

    They’re not immigrants to the U.S., English came to them.

  39. Lawrence Elisalde on June 3, 2023 at 9:43 am

    My grandma is from Las Cruces/Mesilla and spoke like this 🥹🥹🥹

  40. Alicia Fellows on June 3, 2023 at 9:47 am

    So many similarities with Texas and California Spanglish. Mexicans call us pochos.

  41. Raul Delao on June 3, 2023 at 9:48 am

    My mother was from pecos, and my dad from pina blanca

  42. Arthemas on June 3, 2023 at 9:48 am

    This Spanish reminds me of how some elders spoke Spanish in Chile in the countryside. Such as me fue bien, pronounced as me jue bien or me hue bien, haiga instead of haya, tra’ajo instead of trabajo. Cantare instead of cantar

  43. Sylvia Gonzales on June 3, 2023 at 9:48 am

    We used those words here in San Antonio with our family. Thought it was just made up Spanglish.

  44. Maryann Lopez on June 3, 2023 at 9:48 am

    Exactly the way my family from northern new mexico speak.

  45. Joe Shmoe on June 3, 2023 at 9:49 am

    Sounds like tex mex Spanish, Southern Texas.

  46. Scanden S on June 3, 2023 at 9:50 am

    Why is it going away?

  47. Arthur on June 3, 2023 at 9:55 am

    It is a wrong Spanish for sure. But of course people want to be valued and told that they are amazing. It is a normal human behavior. It is called self interest. Experts have the options to tell you the truth and be your enemy, or tell you lies and gain your friendship and be loved by you. So, logically and again self interest makes them say that. Don’t get me wrong some of the words you use might be even better ,because they come from old Spanish, than what people say in Spain. Spanglish is usually, but not all the time, the result of illiteracy in Spanish.

  48. Love The Truth on June 3, 2023 at 9:56 am

    I know some of the words I grew up with friends who migrated to colorado every summer and work the fields. From Tx

  49. barrettokarate on June 3, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Sorry, but this is no "unique" Spanish dialect…it’s Mexican. It’s Mexican Spanish. I heard this growing up in California. All these New Mexicans and Coloradans and some Tejanos love to claim to be "Spanish", but they’re Mexican-Americans/Mestizos, etc. I’m white as Dolph Lundgren and can claim to be Spanish, but I’m not. I’m Mexican-American which roots in the highlands of Jalisco.

  50. michael Duran on June 3, 2023 at 9:57 am

    Don’t see any difference from Mexican Spanish .

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