So, I know I've been harping on about this, but I feel that a further addendum needs to be added.
The meaning of Puerta can be found here: http://www.spanishce...ranslate/puerta
The meaning of Puerto can be found here: http://www.spanishce...ranslate/puerto
I was talking to a coworker who is a native spanish speaker about the usage of La Puerta versus El Puerto today.
I asked her if La Puerta would likely be used as a synonym for Port, and her response was no, because they'd just use El Puerto. This doesn't change even for gender identification like Puerto Magdalena in Baja California Sur.
She told me that La Puerta would only be used to signify a door, entrance, or gateway.
This same person has never heard the word Paleto, and I assume most of you would never of heard of it unless spanish speaker from Espana.
Why do I bring that up? It's to show that R* knows their spanish and knows that they would try to be accurate and metaphoric in their use spanish in GTA 5.
I asked her specifically if La Puerta would be used as symbol of a Gateway to the World, and she said that is a very good use for La Puerta.
What better way to describe the gateway in the next image as a literal gateway of the Sun, of Puerta Del Sol?
And what better way to describe the area just North of LSX as La Puerta, or The Gateway (or The Entrance)? To the city or even the world?
I really want someone to tell me how, after all the evidence and explanation, I could easily be wrong. Additionally, do people really think there are two Del Sols on the same map? Interestingly there is a restaurant in the Gaslamp district called La Puerta, is it not hard to imagine that they went there and remembered the name and combined it the arch and Marina Del Rey. How many arena's are kind of close to Vespucci? Only one that we've seen. This is pretty much overwhelming evidence, all that's missing is a sign with an arrow pointing to the Marina del Rey area saying Puerta Del Sol.
Edited by The Leprechaun, 29 August 2013 - 05:42 AM.