I’m back to writing my research articles in Spanish, and what a joy, what a relief! It’s like coming in from the cold and immersing myself in a bath filled with hot water.
I love English and all but it is so hard for me to do without wordiness. I’m wordy by nature and struggling to find the most concise way of saying everything I need to say (which is the requirement of a good style of writing in English) is very painful. In Spanish, the sentences just go on and on and on. You don’t have to make them stop until you are really ready to do so.
And the indefinite phrases? “It is crucial to recognize. . .”, “It is necessary to keep in mind. . .” Oh, how I love them.