Monday, July 13, 2009

Reggaeton's Inclusion in Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Last week Merriam-Webster added "reggaeton" as an entry. Peep the definition:
\ˌre-gā-ˈtōn, ˌrā-\
American Spanish reggaetón, from reggae reggae + -ton (as in Spanish maratón marathon)

: popular music of Puerto Rican origin that combines rap with Caribbean rhythms

Raquel Rivera on reggaeton's inclusion in Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
The first thing that struck me about the news is that "reggaeton" made it into this English-language dictionary before it made it into the Diccionario de La Real Academia Española. Neither "reggaetón" nor "reguetón" has made it into the RAE dictionary yet. Hhhmmmm...
Read the whole post at Reggaetonica.

Estilo Blanco of Solo Para Reggaeton on reggaeton's inclusion in Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
And you see that definition? It's wrong! While I would love to see a dictionary that defines everything in relation to Puerto Rico, this definition completely ignores Reggaeton hotspots like Panama, The Dominican Republic, and oh, I don't know, the freaking BRONX.
Read the whole post at Solo Para Reggaeton.

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