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KickyC Lyr Req: La Cucaracha (62* d) RE: Lyric's Needed: 24 Aug 98

I have the basic codes for the accents that I use to write Spanish. I can list those here.

= alt + 0225 = alt + 0233 = alt + 0237 = alt + 0243 = alt + 0250 = alt + 0191 = alt + 0161 = alt + 0241

I have these on a small post it on my computer. You can make your own list by looking at the character map and just writing them down so you don't have to look them up all the time. I also have a programable key board so some of the characters are just function keys. I did it once, but can't remember how. Guess I would have to look it up in the help index.

I enjoyed Jerry's translation of the song. I think you were right about the asking for pure marijuana instead of the pure virgen. In Spanish, the adjectives that come after a noun distinguish one class of the noun from others. Adjectives that come before are inherent qualities." Una pura virgen" would be "a pure virgen" since being a virgen would naturally mean one was pure. On the other hand, "una virgen pura" would distinguish this virgen from others who were not pure. ( sort of an oxymoron) Anyway, I think you were right with the "pure marijuna to smoke" translation.

Anyway this has been interesting. I teach a lot of students from Mexico and will use this next semester when we study the Mexican Revolution. Last year one of my students had a great grandfather who fought with Zapata. Very interesting. Any mention of Villa being a bandit also brings on a wave of disagreement. He was a "hero of the Revolution!" I tell them it depended on which side of the border you lived on or which part of Mexico you were from..


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