- May 16, 2013
> Date: Thu, 16 May 2013 12:55:01 -0300Wow, I don't recall us getting a whole lot of YAPPT's around these parts. I like it! :D
> 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 "três" _ [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...
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