Date: Mon, 1 Dec 1997 12:10:55 -0500 From: Grant Barrett Subject: RE>english-spanish radio ad This morning I heard a similar oddity: a young female teen Spanglish speaker said "I don't have no tengo." Usually subway riders speaking Spanglish show continous thought through the language change, not a repetition of thought. Perhaps this usage is related to the colloquial: "I don't have no [money, food, gun, etc.]." This is just one instance, but I'll keep an ear out. Grant Barrett gbarrett[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] -------------------------------------- Date: 12/1/97 11:48 AM To: Grant Barrett From: simon Last Wednesday, I spent about an hour on the Dan Ryan (I 90/94) in Chicago. I heard the following ad on a Spanish-speaking fm radio station: "one eight cero cero ey ([e]) chica". beth simon