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Re: French

From:Falcata Lusa <falcata.lusa@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 2:40

2009/1/23 Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>
> > I'm currently learing (European) Portuguese. But I'm still a > beginner, 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] > > Right? > > **Henrik
In European Portuguese, my mother tongue, I'd say: [toduz uz aNglOfunuS s@~u~ buRuS] and probably change [t] for [t_d], [d] for [d_d], and all [u] for [U] but I'm not sure about the xsampa values. Regarding "word final s" we have the values [S], [z], [Z], before word initial voiceless consonant or pause, before vowels, and before voiced consonants, respectively. Final /s/ is never [s] in European Portuguese. In some areas you will find that people tend to change [z] for [Z] before vowels, ending with something like [t_dod_dUZ UZ aNglOfUnUS s@~U~ bURUS]. Examples: dois dedos (two fingers) [doiZ deduS] dois tubos (two tubes) [doiS tubuS] dois anos (two years) [doiz @nus] (This may vary according to regional accents) Sorry for this late response, but I've been quite busy lately. -- Falcata Lusa


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>