Definitions

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  • n. A traditional popular dance of the Iberian peninsula with regional variations.
  • n. The music to which this dance is set, normally of 3/4 or 6/8 time.

Etymologies

From Spanish jota. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • " The jota is a frantic dance and the best way for expressing chaos, " Mr. Llorca said.

    The Music of Modern Mania

  • Like the population, the local cuisine is a jumble: You might start with a fish tartare, fresh and light as though you were in Sicily, not five miles from the Slovenian border; then try a hearty pork and sauerkraut soup called jota, which can hardly disguise its Central European origins.

    The Seattle Times

  • One aria is set in the form of a jota , a high-kicking folk dance from Aragon.

    The Music of Modern Mania

  • But Im kinda bias because I love her on Heroes so yeah, de jota

    VOTD: Hayden Panettiere For John McCain | /Film

  • It is such a simple process to get such good results, right! mara naniji bau swad nankhatai banavta hata, as kids we used to sit in the kitchen & watch her make it. amey oven khulwani vaat jota hata kay kyare nankhatai taste kariye.

    My take on Nankhatai....

  • The same happens with Oaxaca, Mexico, or the Sierra de la Axarquía in Málaga, Spain, archaisms that are accepted by the Real Academia as alternative forms to the modern spellings; en any case, the in these words must be pronounced as a jota x.

    Spanish historical phonology/phonetics | Linguism

  • For me, Tejas (with a Mexican, not Spanish jota -they sound pretty different) is kind of an affectation in English, but I can use the adjective Tejano (more or less like in Mexican Spanish though it won't normally take any inflection) which refers (not exclusively) to hispanic things in Texas.

    languagehat.com: PRONUNCIATION WARS IN TEXAS.

  • Lal, I'd agree that ideally the Mexican jota is x but then what to do with the much raspier, more forceful Iberian sound?

    languagehat.com: PRONUNCIATION WARS IN TEXAS.

  • OTOH, I'm surprised to hear people calling the Mexican jota an h.

    languagehat.com: PRONUNCIATION WARS IN TEXAS.

  • It is unlike the waltz, the gavotte, the country dance, the Scotch reel, the Spanish Cachucha, the Hungarian mazurka; is far worse than jota Arragonese, or the most lascivious of Spanish dances of Andalusia.

    The International Magazine, Volume 2, No. 3, February, 1851

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