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.
> > 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
> 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?
"hey hey! ho ho! this orange peel has got to go!"
(what happens when you go to too many political rallies in one day)