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  Portuguese alphabet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The history of the Portuguese script began in the 12th century, when scribes in the Western Iberian peninsula started using the local vernacular in documents, in place of Latin.
Today, Portuguese orthography is defined by national laws and international treaties, which are binding for most administrative and educational uses.
Portuguese digraphs are broken into separate letters also for the purposes of crossword puzzles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portuguese_alphabet   (2225 words)

  
 Portuguese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portuguese is the sixth major language of the world in number of native speakers (over 200 million), and the first one in South America (186 million, over 51% of the population) and one of the most important in Africa.
Portuguese Creoles are the mother tongue of Cape Verde and part of Guinea-Bissau's population.
Portuguese is basically a SVO language, although the subjects may follow the verb in a few special cases.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portuguese_language   (6067 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Portuguese language Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Portuguese language was spread worldwide in the 15th and 16th centuries as Portugal created the first and the longest lived modern-world colonial and commercial empire (1415 - 1975), spanning from Brazil in the Americas to Macau in China and Japan.
Portuguese in East Timor is spoken by less than 20% of its population, mostly the elder generation, though this percentage is increasing as Portuguese is being taught to the younger generation and to interrested adults.
Portuguese is a descendant of an unnamed spoken Latin of the Roman Empire which was not the same language as Classical Latin (which was chiefly a literary language), but both are closely related.
www.ipedia.com /portuguese_language.html   (5065 words)

  
 Portuguese grammar/Grammar overview - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Portuguese grammar is similar to the grammar of other Romance languages (or even English) and like them there is a strong latin structure that is always being reconstructed.
Portuguese verbs are slightly complicated, with lots of tenses and moods.
Portuguese has also developed the Subjunctive mood in such way doesn't found in other Romance languages and is used even in familiar language.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Portuguese_grammar/Grammar_overview   (292 words)

  
 Wiktionary Appendix:Roman script - Wiktionary
The term Roman script or Roman alphabet is the term used in England for what is known in the United States as the Latin script or Latin alphabet.
K, W and Y are apart of the alphabet but are only seen in certain foreign derived words and names, such as kilowatt, whisky and faraday.
K and W are apart of the alphabet but are only seen in certain foreign derived words and names, such as karate and whisky.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/Wiktionary:About_Roman_script   (910 words)

  
 Portuguese alphabet and pronunciation
Portuguese is a descendent of Vulgar Latin, which was brought to the Iberian Peninsula by Roman soldiers, settlers and merchants from 218 BC.
In 1290 King Denis decreed that Portuguese, then simply called the "Vulgar language" should be known as the Portuguese language and should be officially used.
A reformed Portuguese orthography (nova ortografia), in which words were spelled more in accordance with their pronunciation, was adopted is Portugal in 1916.
www.omniglot.com /writing/portuguese.htm   (1078 words)

  
 Portuguese English translation by Portuguese translator - Immigration documents
Portuguese Language History: The Portuguese language evolved from spoken Latin on the west coast of the Iberian Peninsula (now Portugal and the Spanish province of Galicia) included in the province the Romans called Lusitania.
Portuguese is pretty phonetic, meaning that usually what you see is what you say --Portuguese is very easy to pronounce.
Portuguese language is included in the Speech Assessment Methods Phonetic Alphabet (SAMPA) which is a computer-readable phonetic script using 7-bit printable ASCII characters based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA).
www.online-languagetranslators.com /portuguese.htm   (837 words)

  
 Learn Portuguese Language - Free Conversational Portuguese Lessons Online - Common Portuguese Words and Phrases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The key is to immerse yourself in the language and use it as often as possible in order to build up your skills of speaking it and listening to it, understanding and comprehending it...
The Phrasebase website is the ultimate environment allowing you to read an Portuguese Alphabet based phonetic spelling of common and useful everyday phrases in effort to memorize it and it's meaning.
Portuguese Language Exchange Pen-Pals - Community of people from around the world interested in teaching you their language and sharing their culture with you.
www.phrasebase.com /learn/portuguese.php   (1872 words)

  
 Portuguese phrasebook - Wikitravel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Portuguese is a Romance language closely related to Spanish, and even more closely related to Galician (in fact, many people consider that Galician and Portuguese are the same language).
It is also spoken in Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé e Príncipe, Angola, Mozambique, East Timor, Macao and Goa, Daman and Diu, as the result of the Portuguese discoveries in the XV and XVI centuries.
The full alphabet is a b c d e f g h i j l m n o p q r s t u v x z with additional characters á à â ã ç é ê í ó ô õ ú ü.
wikitravel.org /en/Portuguese_phrasebook   (1476 words)

  
 Help - Vowels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Portuguese accentuation system might look a bit intimidating at first, but once you actually learn how it works, it'll help you so much in writing and reading words properly.
Unfortunately it seems this is not always taught and many foreigners learn Portuguese for years and still don't have a clue on why something is written with an accent or which one to choose.
The main stress in Portuguese in on the 2nd syllable counting from the end.
www.phrasebase.com /archive/55_help.html   (949 words)

  
 Learn Portuguese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Portuguese Now, produced by the Transparent Language company, is another program in the company's Language Now series which includes titles in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Swedish, Dutch, and English for Spanish speakers as well as Portuguese.
Although Portuguese is the world's seventh most commonly-spoken first language (more than French or German) with important commercial markets on three continents, it is still a less commonly-taught language and has a very reduced presence in the commercial language learning software market.
The two CD-ROMs in the Portuguese package are targeted at all levels and kinds of learner, although as a commercial program it is targeted at least as much (if not more) at the adult tourist or business person than at a traditional academic learner.
www.calico.org /CALICO_Review/review/portuguese00.htm   (1888 words)

  
 Portuguese - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Portuguese
The Portuguese have a mixed cultural heritage that can be traced back to the Lusitanian Celts who were defeated by the Romans in about 140
Is seized and carried by force into a Portuguese ship.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Portuguese   (167 words)

  
 Para Bogdi! - @forums
In Brazilian Portuguese, D when it comes before i (or e when it's pronounced like i) is pronounced like English g in genius.
Portuguese is one of the top ten most widely spoken languages in the world, spoken by about 170 million people in Brazil, Portugal, Angola, Mozambique, and other countries.
Bear in mind that there are certain instances in which the definite article is used in Portuguese where it wouldn't be used in English, and likewise, there are certain instances where it would be used in English where it wouldn't be used in Portuguese.
www.atforumz.com /showthread.php?t=195702   (1104 words)

  
 FLC: Lesson 1 - Pronunciation guidelines
Our accent is the one that could be called, the "Standard Brazilian Accent", since the population of this city was formed by people coming from all over the country, in the last 45 years, and their progeny.
This is not an exhaustive description of the Portuguese pronunciation since it does not make any sense to try to cover all aspects of the pronunciation of a language until you can hear the actual sounds.
In Portuguese, the character "h" is not pronounced when located at the beginning of a word.
www.geocities.com /Eureka/Executive/2731/lesson1/pronunci.htm?200528   (1300 words)

  
 Portuguese Language, Alphabet, Grammar, Pronunciation, Learn to Speak Portuguese Software
From Portuguese vocabulary and Portuguese grammar to conversational Portuguese and correct Portuguese pronunciation, this special site dedicated to the Portuguese language includes information about language, culture, and Portuguese software products to help you satisfy your curiosity about all things Portuguese.
Portuguese ranks second after Spanish as the most widely spoken Romance language, and it ranks eighth in the world in terms of number of speakers.
With our Portuguese language learning products, you'll quickly be able to speak Portuguese, learn Portuguese vocabulary, conjugate Portuguese verbs, understand Portuguese grammar, and master Portuguese pronunciation, while our Portuguese translation software will help you translate Portuguese to English and translate English to Portuguese.
www.learn-portuguese-language-software.com   (636 words)

  
 Overview of the Portuguese Language to Help You Learn Portuguese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Portuguese language was also influenced by the consecutive invasions of Visigoths and Muslims in later years.
Moreover, while Continental Portuguese was heavily influenced by the French language during the 18th century, Brazilian Portuguese was not affected by those changes.
When you learn Portuguese vocabulary, it is important to learn the gender of nouns and to make sure that adjectives agree with the nouns they modify.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/brazilian/overview.htm   (900 words)

  
 sonia-portuguese.com_introduction
The Portuguese alphabet consists of 23 letters (18 consonants and 5 vowels).
The letters K, W and Y do not belong to the Portuguese alphabet, but they can be used in names (Wagner/Wilson/Yara/Amaury) or with international terms (kg/km/watt, etc.).
Remark: It is important to know how to pronounce the alphabet as sometimes you have to spell your name or ask people to spell something for you.
www.sonia-portuguese.com /text/pronunciation.htm   (493 words)

  
 Yamada Language Center: Portuguese WWW guide
Portuguese is taught as a self-study language by the Yamada Language Center
Portuguese for Travelers -text and sound samples to help the traveler in a Portuguese speaking country.
Portuguese: A Language of Portugal - Information on Portugal and other countries where Portuguese is spoken.
babel.uoregon.edu /yamada/guides/portuguese.html   (373 words)

  
 Mirandes TOC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mirandês is an Asturian dialect, spoken in the councils of Miranda do Douro and Vimioso (a total area of nearly 500 sq kms), the province of Tras os Montes in the North-Eastern corner of Portugal.
The dialects is written according to the norms of the Portuguese writing system (see the Portuguese Alphabet and the Portuguese Spelling and Pronunciation).
The population is effectively bilingual (people speak also the official Portuguese language), but it shows a deep affection for Mirandês which enjoys a higher prestige in the social contacts and is taught at the local schools.
www.orbilat.com /Languages/Asturian-Mirandes   (150 words)

  
 New York University | Bobst Library: Research Assistance -- rg30b.html
A dictionary-encyclopedia treating in one alphabet: Portuguese words, including technical terms and modern slang; biographies, including living persons; and encyclopedic articles on the history and culture of Portugal, national institutions, flora, fauna, geography, etc.
A microfiche set, ABEPI is a compilation of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American biographical information from biographical sources published between 1600 and 1950.
The arrangement is alphabetical by name of individual.
library.nyu.edu /research/rg30b.html   (574 words)

  
 Web - French
Following are some ideas to help anyone searching the web using the Portuguese language or Portuguese resources.
Omitting an accent in Portuguese is considered a misspelling, since the accented letters are separate from their non-accented counterparts.
Portuguese search engines, assuming the user will use the Portuguese alphabet, will not retrieve information from incorrectly spelled search terms.
guides.library.fullerton.edu /fl/Portuguese/web.htm   (307 words)

  
 Group Class Schedule
Whether the interest is personal, or for travel or business, students who want to learn the basics of Portuguese will find this class perfect for their needs.
Through this conversational course, students learn common greetings, colors and numbers, the Portuguese alphabet and the fundamentals of pronunciation, as well as how to ask for and give personal information, describe places and their location, basic travel vocabulary and more.
Our course teaches the ASL alphabet, and then introduces topics of everyday life and conversations, including introducing yourself, asking for and giving personal information, describing things and places, and much more.
www.indyfla.com /schedule.htm   (950 words)

  
 Portuguese:Complete Pronunciation - Wikibooks, collection of open-content textbooks
Portuguese alphabet, like in other Romance languages has a natural evolution from latin and so it is not strictly phonetic and has some features inheirited from its history.
Although, compared to English or even French it is easy to read and not so hard to write.
In Portuguese, a letter with no or with Diacritics are considered the same.
en.wikibooks.org /wiki/Portuguese:Complete_Pronunciation   (297 words)

  
 Portuguese: Web Search on The Skateboard Directory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Words in English from the Portuguese language: albino buffalo pagoda Portuguese * Alphabet...
The Portuguese [Dec05] Portuguese / Brazilian * History and several suggestions for Colonization II by Nuno Lopes...
In all, Portuguese expansion was his principal occupation and objective...
skateboarddirectory.com /srch?qt=Portuguese&wo=1   (715 words)

  
 www.ipanema.com Rio de Janeiro for Beginners - ABOUT THE LANGUAGE
We realize Portuguese is not a first choice as a second language, and nobody expects you to become a pro.
It will surely come handy when you have to say the name of a street, or some place you are going to.
The only letter in the Portuguese alphabet you may not be familiar with is the "ç", a consonant that always sounds like an s.
www.ipanema.com /rio/basics/e/language.htm   (381 words)

  
 Short Portuguese Lessons - Sounds and Pronounciation
There are two major pronounciation standards for the Portuguese Language: the European (Portugal) and the Brazilian.
The Portuguese Alphabet is just like the English Alphabet.
The letters K,W, and Y, eventhough they are now part of the Portuguese Alphabet, are only used in foreign names and words, or words derived from these.
alfarrabio.di.uminho.pt /spl/pronounciation.html   (998 words)

  
 iLoveLanguages - Your Guide to Languages on the Web
Lots of information about Portuguese (all in Portuguese) from the Sociedade da Língual Portuguesa (Portuguese Language Society).
Includes vocabulary, the alphabet, grammar lessons, verbs, numbers, and more, all with audio to let you hear the proper pronunciation.
Free printable pocket-sized phrasebooks and language guides for a number of different languages (in varying stages of development), as well as providing the information on the site.
ilovelanguages.com /index.php?category=Languages|By+Language|Portuguese   (526 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Portuguese: A Complete Course for Beginners (Teach Yourself (Book & Cassette)): Books: Manuela Cook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
First of all, this is my first try at the Portuguese language, although I've studied other languages before.
The book takes an awful approach to learning the Portuguese alphabet -- although the letters look the same, oftentimes they're stressed completely differently, depending on where the stress is, etc., but all this book is to lay it out in a 8 or 9-page table in the beginning of the book.
For someone who doesn't pick up accents very easily, this book barely even tries to explain the difference between an accented e ("is") and regular e ("and").
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0844238694?v=glance   (757 words)

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