Subject: Folk Speech

Informant: Daniel is originally from Guayaquil, a city in the coast of Ecuador.  He is an only child and has just received a diploma in Business. He has lived in California for the past four years, but will be returning to Ecuador in the coming month.

Original Script: Avión/Airplane

Background information by informant: People that are always spontaneous and always “making moves” are called “avión”, which simply means airplane.

Thoughts: A single word used to describe a complex trait found in people with specific personalities.