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196862Re: Conaccents.

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  • Douglas Koller
    May 16, 2013
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      > Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 12:55:01 -0300
      > From: leolucas1980@...
      > Subject: Re: Conaccents.
      > To: CONLANG@...

      > 2013/5/16 George Marques de Jesus <georgemjesus@...>:
      > > 2013/5/16 Leonardo Castro leolucas1980@...

      > >> 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,

      > Sometimes, I read texts in Portuguese "how
      > it's written", that is, no [o] and [e] reduction to [u] and [i], no
      > palatization of [d]'s and [t]'s before i, etc., but people always
      > think that I'm just mimic Gaucho accent...

      Wow, I don't recall us getting a whole lot of YAPPT's around these parts. I like it! :D

      Kou
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