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Re: CHAT: Hello

From:Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...>
Date:Friday, August 2, 2002, 19:48
Em Fri, 2 Aug 2002 13:04:26 -0400, Roger Mills <romilly@...> escreveu:

> I stayed in the > Hotel Serrador (trills in my Hispano-Portuguese), and taxi drivers would > reply "Ah, [oteu sex:adox]".
Hmm. Either my ears have a serious problem or I have a wrong idea of which sounds /x/ and /h/ are. I would hear /O'tEw sEha'doh/ or maybe /O'tEw sEha'do/ as the word-ending [r]s are usually droped in speech.
> Another hotel couldn't find my reservation, > until we scanned the list and saw "Sr. Mius". Brazilian Port. is almost as > much fun to speak as Italian.
You ought to listen Falcão singing "I'm not dog no" and "Black people car". They're supposed translations *into english* of some Brazillian songs. He kind of translates the words while keeping the Portuguese grammar. -- Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...> Mestrado em Informática Universidade Federal de Campina Grande - UFCG Paraíba - Brasil "Vamos deixar de sermos egoístas e pensarmos um pouco mais em nós", aluno 'altruísta' no ENEM