Addendum: what I learned of music in school back in Spain gave the notes entirely different names ("do" through "si") so I essentially have to re-learn what little I knew
@email@example.com flashbacks to this grade when I tried to ask the teacher why long and short vowels were called long and short and just kept getting the sounds as an answer. (For any who don't know, way in the past English did do a length distinction but those length changes turned into sound changes over time)
Emil Socks' personal instance!
It was awful. In Spanish, "sharp" is "sostenido" (4 syllables) and "flat" is "bemol" (2 syllables) so talking about notes is extremely awkward