Fall Edition 2019

El lenguaje que no tiene nieto

Written by: Nayelly Torres

Immigrants came from the motherland in search of a better life

To raise the future generations and provide 

Our culture, morals, beliefs, and language is to be passed down 

From one generation to the other

But assimilation is a dangerous thing where generations start to lose

What makes them unique 

El lenguaje que recibimos de España 

What we use to express ourselves and to differentiate 

Between our American counterparts 

It is hard to believe 

But it does exist 

El español no tiene nieto 

And it will cease to exist.

My name is Nayelly Torres, an Afro-Latina that is currently a sophomore at the University of Rhode Island. I was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island and I am half Dominican and half Puerto Rican. 



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