Why does Greek sound Spanish?

monique   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:38 pm GMT
American Spanish dialects only Argentinian Spanish has the Italian intonation

This a myth. Argentian does not have the same intonation as Italian. I speak both languages and I know what I'm speaking about!
lluis   Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:59 pm GMT
Argentians have one the heaviest accents by speaking Italian amongst the Spanish speaking people
Italian   Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:31 pm GMT
No, they don't.
Ataecina   Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:25 am GMT
Because of the flat cadence and intonation; in the spanish case, the flat sound comes from Basque influences.
Guest   Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:07 pm GMT
The Greeks influenced over the Spanish since Ancient times.
Ataecina   Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:05 pm GMT
Yes, the Greeks influenced not only Spain but the whole Western Civilization in the sense that our culture is Greek-latin, and our ways are Roman (The Romans brought the Greek Civilization to spain rather than the Greeks themselves). However, the flat intonation of Spanish comes from Basque not from Greek, as Spanish evolved from the contact between vulgar latin and old Iberian languages like basque.
sanskrit   Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:20 pm GMT
Ataecina Is your mother tongue Basque?
Guest   Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:10 pm GMT
The Greeks set up colonies in Spain. Probably they influenced on the way people spoke there.
maqssi   Sat Jan 24, 2009 11:16 pm GMT
The Greeks set up colonies in Spain. Probably they influenced on the way people spoke there.

This is stupid
Guest   Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:16 am GMT
Robnaldo de la Garcia Gom   Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:52 pm GMT
maybe you got something stucked in the ass and you became deff.
skippa   Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:07 pm GMT
How can you compare Spanish and Greek, the latter is much difficult, nicer, more interesting and with a wonderful alphabet....
Boris   Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:02 am GMT
I found this topic which seems to give quite a few answers about the Greek language. I thought it would be of interest. It is really interesting.