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Brazilian Portuguese (was: Primary Interjections - Universals?)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, April 12, 2002, 0:33
On Thu, 11 Apr 2002 17:52:35 -0300 Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...>
> Em Sun, 7 Apr 2002 12:32:42 -0400, Steg Belsky > <draqonfayir@...> escreveu: > > Hey! Welcome back! > > I was actually wishing that you'd be back already a few weeks ago. > I > > started learning some capoeira, and the names of various moves > have been > > confusing me; i can't figure out the system of Portuguese > orthography and > > Brazilian-Portuguese pronounciation!
> My pleasure, Steg. Just send me any doubts you have. > (I've taken this off-list 'cause some people may find it > too > off-topic. Feel free to take it on-list again.) > -- > Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...>
- Thanks! the first confusing thing was the |r|... how come the |r| in "capoeira" is pronounced as some kind of alveolar tap, but the |r| in "rolê" (if i spelled it correctly) is pronounced like some kind of /h/ or /x/ sound? Is that the equivalent of the Spanish trilled initial |r| and medial |rr|? Also, is the |ei| in "capoeira" supposed to be /ej/ or /e/ or /Ej/ or some other similar sound? And |d| and |t| in front of front vowels (or just /i/?) are [tS] and [dZ], right? -Stephen (Steg) "hey hey! ho ho! this orange peel has got to go!" (what happens when you go to too many political rallies in one day)


Talpas Tim <tim@...>