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Great macjake 2019-11-12 11:16

Hi Mariusz
did you say outer wall? in Dubrovnik? Then it must have great city views, many postcards to be had :) Lots of vegetation in this shot as it takes up almost half of the frame. And I didn't know about the "AL" meaning it comes from an Arabic origin...Guess I learned something new today from reading your note :) attractive colour palette with the soft browns or sandstone colors and the darker deep greens, and he view is attractive as well. cheers

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Default To macjake: algodón

Hi Craig,
Spanish has a lot of loanwords from Arabic for historic reasons.
Interesting example is algodón which is in English cotton.
Both words originate from Arabic but Spanish version includes the "al" which translates in English "the".
So the cotton in English is el algodon, it has Spanish "the", and former Arabic "the".
Of course most people are not aware of this, it is interesting for linguists.
Article on this subject HERE.

Ever wonder why so many Spanish words begin with al? Contrary to what you might have learned, not all Spanish words come from Latin. In fact, a large portion of the Spanish vocabulary comes from the Arabic language.

Yes there is a tiny bit of walls which resembles Dubrovnik but it is all much smaller and the old gates are actually more interesting than the wall or sight from it...
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