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Re: French

From:Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
Date:Monday, January 26, 2009, 11:46

Israel Noletto writes:
>>[...]so I have a simple question: the final -s, how is it >>pronounced before an initial s-? Is it a (long) [s] or [Ss]? That's >>the -s s- in that phrase: >> >> anglófonos são >> >>I'd assume the rest is: >> >> [toduz uz aNglOfunu(???) saU)~ buRuS] > > The final 's' and the initial 's' are usually pronounced as a single 's', in my > variety (Brazilian Piauiense) and in most Brazilian varieties it's always > pronounced as a single 's', therefore [toduz uz a~´glOfonu sa~w ´buRus] ...
Ah, thank you very much! I had expected that since word-internal -ss- is /s/, too, and the inter-word sandhi in Portuguese seemed like they're just doing what's done anywhere else, too. But you never know and my books did not mention this case explicitly. (Obviously, I also overlooked the nasalisation in _an_.) **Henrik


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