Do New Mexicans speak an “ancient” form of Spanish?

It is often said that the Spanish spoken in Northern New Mexico is actually an “ancient” and “archaic” form of Spanish no longer spoken in Spain. But is this really true? No. Of course not. Don’t be ridiculous. In fact, the truth is FAR more fascinating! Perhaps the most pervasive myth among New Mexican Spanish … More Do New Mexicans speak an “ancient” form of Spanish?