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196859Re: Conaccents.

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  • George Marques de Jesus
    May 16, 2013
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      2013/5/16 Leonardo Castro <leolucas1980@...>


      > BTW, by "conaccent" I mean also accents created to speak natlangs,
      > including one's own native language. For instance, my sister has
      > conciously changed some features of her Brazilian Portuguese
      > pronunciation that she disliked, although everybody around her spoke
      > that way. In her (and my) native accent, there's an intrusive /i/ in
      > words like "mas" and "trĂªs" _ [mais] and [treis] _ but she now
      > pronounces them as [mas] and [tres]. It's maybe more a matter of
      > influence of orthography/origin than pronunciation prestige, because
      > the most widely-broadcast accent (Rio de Janeiro) has [maiS] and
      > [treiS].
      >

      I do the same, I avoid that extra /i/ in speech, though I never thought of
      it as a "conaccent"

      George Marques
      http://georgemarques.com.br
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