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Closing influence of subsequent nasal consonants 2480
Note 14: Closing influence of subsequent nasal consonants Nasal consonants n, m and nh tend to have a closing effect the vowel before it: a stressed open /a/ can turn into a less open /3/ , for example in the word cama (bed). In Brazil, this is also true of vowels o and e, which causes s ... - [detail] - [similar]
Context symbols 2467
Note 1: Context symbols To define the context (preceding and following letters) in which written letters appear, the following symbols are used in these documents: B Beginning of word F End of word V Vowel C Any consonant or consonant cluster NMNH One of the consonants written n, m, or n ... - [detail] - [similar]
Similarities between dissimilar sounds 2467
Note 9: Similarities between dissimilar sounds It may be just me, but I hear a strange similarity between sounds that are clearly different, viz. /3i/ as in sexto © , /3~i~/ as in quem © , /o~i~/ as in plural words that end in -ões. Examples: eleições (elections) © and condições (conditi ... - [detail] - [similar]
Dulce Pontes and the Brazilian r 2467
Note 21: Dulce Pontes and the Brazilian r Here Dulce Pontes, who is not from Brazil, uses the very un-Portuguese Brazilian final uvular r. (Elsewhere in the same song she uses the normal pronunciation again, although here it is hardly discernible). This is strange, because as far as I kn ... - [detail] - [similar]
Sotaque do norte? 2459
Note 22: Sotaque do norte It seems the pronunciation of Portuguese in Portugal is quite uniform. There are few dialects and accents. Of course Mirando do Douro is a special case: it doesn't belong to Portuguese, but to Asturian-Leonese, the national border doesn't strictly follow the lan ... - [detail] - [similar]
Word-initial es 2379
Note 20: Word-initial es Written e s before a consonant occurs at the beginning of a very large number of Portuguese words. A quick look into any dictionary will reveal that. The phoneme /s/ , being before another consonant, gets the allophonic realisation [S] here, as is normal in the c ... - [detail] - [similar]
Semi-consonants and diphthongs 2360
Note 10: Semi-consonants and diphthongs I chose not to use semi-consonants like j and w in the symbols for diphthongs, but i and u instead. A true diphthong is not two distinct vowels, but is a single vowel, the timbre of which varies in time, from one timbre to the other. The two symbol ... - [detail] - [similar]
Allophones of /b/, /d/ and /g/ 2360
Note 19 : Allophones of /b/ , /d/ and /g/ Allophones of /b/ : although /b/ is a single phoneme, its exact realisation depends on context: it is a voiced stop after a pause or a consonant that isn't a written s. Phonetically, this is [b]. But in other contexts, like between vowels and aft ... - [detail] - [similar]
The pronunciation of the Portuguese of Portugal - Phoneme summary 2303
Details The pronunciation of the Portuguese of Portugal Phoneme summary (includes sound samples) Consonants /p/ p orto /b/ Lis b oa /f/ a f ago /v/ v oz /m/ m eus /w/ ág u a /t/ t ris t e /d/ D eus /s/ s em /z/ meu s olhos /n/ n ão /l/ L isboa /r/ morre r ei /S/ ch ego /Z/ refú g io /J/ ... - [detail] - [similar]
Automatically curly 1916
Automatically curly 5–18 June 2008 Quotation marks: single or double Quotation marks can be used to call special attention to words and phrases. For example, when text is quoted from another speaker or writer, the quotes distinguish it. Whether single quotes are employed for this purpose ... - [detail] - [similar]
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