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
Of course, I was in Brazil over 30 years ago, so things could well have
changed-- or may vary by region.