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Re: CHAT: Hello

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Friday, August 2, 2002, 21:54
Gustavo Eulalio wrote:

>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. >
You're right on the vowels I'm sure, and the [ew] rather than my [eu]. But I definitely heard a lot of friction, which makes it velar [x] or uvular [X]. _h_ is glottal, classed as a continuant IIRC, and relatively frictionless. Of course, I was in Brazil over 30 years ago, so things could well have changed-- or may vary by region.


Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...>