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If you have never been to this part of the world before, you might think that everyone speaks Spanish in Catalonia. Wrong, of course. The local language is Catalan.

And you might assume that everyone in Cadaqués speaks the same way as they do in Barcelona. Wrong again. Cadaqués has its own variant of Catalan. And it´s not just a dialect or accent either: one of the most striking differences features is that the definite articles are completely different (ie "the" in English). So in Barcelona Catalan the definite articles are "el" for masculine nouns and "la" for feminine. In Cadaqués the masculine form is "es" and the feminine form is "sa". (This is a similar varaiation to that found in the Balearic Islands. Language supremos put this down to the relative isolation of the islands and Cadaqués as compared to the rest of Catalan mainland. In Cadaqués these differences were preserved from an earlier form of Catalan, whereas elsewhere the language evolved into something different).

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lucanton09-Jan-2013 21:18
Magnifique site ...
Helen Betts09-Jan-2013 20:45
This is beautiful! Love all the blue and white, and those clouds are a great bonus. V.
Guest 09-Jan-2013 03:31
That's a nice photo, looks warm.
Hank Vander Velde09-Jan-2013 01:47
A beautiful serene image Jose.
janescottcumming09-Jan-2013 00:59
Beautiful place! Interesting text. So can they understand each other?
Guest 08-Jan-2013 23:05
wonderful wide angle view of this pristine town, independent in its language choice
bill friedlander08-Jan-2013 22:03
Lovely color in the water, and the white buildings give the town a neat and clean look. V
Gerard Koehl08-Jan-2013 21:58
Magnifique scène. V
woody3408-Jan-2013 21:42
Lovely tranquil,water,and town in the background give a picture postcard look...V
Walter Otto Koenig08-Jan-2013 21:14
A very peaceful and mellow scene. Wonderful atmosphere. "V"
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