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 portuguese language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Portuguese Creoles are the mother tongue of Cape Verde and Guinea-Bissau's population.
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 also an official language of the European Union, Mercosul and the African Union (one of the working languages) and a one of the official languages of other organizations.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Portuguese_language.html   (5047 words)

  
 Portuguese language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Portuguese is the first language in Angola, Brazil, Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe, and the most widely used language in Mozambique.
Portuguese Creoles are the mother tongue of Cape Verde and part of Guinea-Bissau's population.
Portuguese is with Spanish the fastest growing western language, and, following estimates by UNESCO it is the language with the higher potentiality of growth as an international communication language in Africa (south) and South America.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Portuguese_language   (4954 words)

  
 Portuguese language - free-definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The Portuguese language was spread worldwide in the fifteenth and sixteenth 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 interested adults.
Diccionary of Vernacular Portuguese of Portugal, Brazil and Angola (http://natura.di.uminho.pt/~jj/pln/calao/dicionario.pdf)
www.free-definition.com /Portuguese-language.html   (5378 words)

  
 Portuguese
Portuguese alphabet The official Portuguese alphabet consists of the letters of the Y: Z, which are a characteristic fe...
Portuguese Empire The Portuguese Empire was one of the earliest overseas empires.
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www.brainyencyclopedia.com /topics/portuguese.html   (654 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Portuguese language
Portuguese (português) is a Romance language predominantly spoken in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and East Timor.
The period of "Modern Portuguese" (from the 16th century to the present) saw an increase in the number of words of Classical Latin origin and erudite words of Greek origin borrowed into Portuguese during the Renaissance, which augmented the complexity of the language.
Dissimilation — Modification of a sound by the influence of neighbouring sounds.
www.singaporemoms.com /parenting/Portuguese_language   (3845 words)

  
 The pronunciation of the Portuguese of Portugal - Notes
Using a lingual sound for the "double" phoneme r makes the situation regarding the two types of r's the same as in Spanish, (Puerto Rico excepted) where both are always articulated with the tongue, not the uvula.
The phonetic value of Portuguese /e/ varies somewhat, and it sometimes tends to be opener (lower) than a cardinal /e/ and almost as open as a cardinal /E/.
But this Portuguese sound is very different, darker, which I think is because the tongue is much higher than for a normal schwa (where it is halfway between low and high).
rudhar.com /foneport/en/noteport.htm   (3957 words)

  
 ABADA Israel's Forum: LESSON 01   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Portuguese pronunciation can be rather tricky for English speakers (I shall type the majority of the lessons and messages in Enlish since it is easier to notice the similiarities between the two), although for Hebrew speakers, Portuguese is in my opinion easier.
The vowels are sounds made by letting the air stream "freely" through the mouth: Different vowels are produced by modifying the position of the tongue and the lips, but the stream of air is not directly obstructed.
Portuguese allows a number of consonant clusters medially, beteween vowels in the middle of words; the initial clusters are bl, br, cl, cr, dr, fl, fr, gl, gr, pl, pn, pr, ps, tl (very rare) and tr.
www.abadacapoeira.co.il /forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=479&PN=1   (1670 words)

  
 Paulo's Home Page - Portuguese
Although written Portuguese bears many similarities to Spanish (according to Spanish speakers, especially, many of whom do not want to learn Portuguese and expect Portuguese speakers to understand their Spanish), spoken Portuguese sounds very different and much attention needs to be given to pronunciation.
Portugal, the Azores (Portuguese islands), Madeira (Portuguese islands), Macao (China), Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, São Tomé Príncipe, East Timor (East Indies), Cape Verde (Africa), Brazil, Goa and Daman and Diu (India).
This was when the Portuguese language began to emerge and a large number of Arabic words were absorbed into the vocabulary - such words betray their origin by the prefix al which is the Arabic definite article.
www.geocities.com /paulowebsite/portugue.html   (593 words)

  
 Brazil - Brasil - BRAZZIL - News from Brazil - Brazilian vs Continetal Portuguese - Brazilian Portuguese Language - ...
Even the Portuguese who have lived in Brazil for a certain period of time soon lose their accent and do their best to blend in with the local culture.
A Portuguese student of mine resented the fact that in Paris, on a sightseeing bus, the symbol for the Portuguese language was the Brazilian flag and the narration of the tour was in Brazilian Portuguese.
Perhaps with a strong Portuguese presence in the Brazilian economy—supermarkets, electricity, banks, and cellular telephones—there might be an accompanying cultural and linguistic input, but this is yet to be seen.
www.brazil-brasil.com /p103feb03.htm   (2107 words)

  
 we are enoughrecords
EnoughRecords is a Portuguese netlabel, there are other netlabels from Portugal, but we were the first.
Friendly Robber is a portuguese friend of ours who took some time out from playing the guitar on his band the vicious five to do a few solo tracks for us.
Portuguese Aquarelle delivers an 8 track mini album of what can be considered post electronic rock.
enoughrecords.scene.org   (2207 words)

  
 The pronunciation of the Portuguese of Portugal
I consider this sound as part of phoneme /s/, although in Portugal it nearly always sounds the same or practically the same as phoneme /S/ or /Z/.
But this Portuguese sound is very different, darker, which is because the tongue is much higher than for a normal schwa (where it is halfway between low and high).
Strange coincidence: when un-nasalised, the sound is practically identical to the sound written oo or o in the Rotterdam colloquial pronunciation of Dutch.
rudhar.com /foneport/en/foneport.htm   (2952 words)

  
 sounds in polish:
We have the nasal vowels ą, ę (Portuguese have ã, õ).
For example oo was, according to the spelling, ALWAYS a long o sound, pronounced [door], and ee was always [ay] or a long e as in [fiancé].
The sounds are called nasals so I suppose they were close to the French or Portuguese nasal sounds back in the day.
kjaglak.tripod.com /sounds_in_polish.htm   (2423 words)

  
 Portuguese - Pronunciation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Some say that Portuguese pronunciation is among the most difficult to learn of Romance languages.
Nasal sounds are not as difficult to pronounce as you hear them in Portuguese or other languages like French, because they are not foreign to the English phonology at all.
The diphthongs in Portuguese are: ai, ei, oi, ou, eu, iu, ao.
199.33.141.196 /courses/idm2002/leung/oportugues/intro/pronunciation.html   (846 words)

  
 Portuguese language developmental features   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Portuguese is spoken in many countries throughout the world.
The Portuguese language in each country differs significantly from each other in respect of spelling and accent but the rules for the fundamental grammar is the same.
Portuguese verbs in the infinitive form fall into 3 groups according to their endings ie.
www.blss.portsmouth.sch.uk /hsc/porterr.shtml   (334 words)

  
 Auauau---Talking to Animals, Portuguese-style
Portuguese dogs, on the other hand, bark in auauaus, no consonants, just the ow,ow,ows.
What animals say in Portuguese, or tens of other languages for that matter, can be found at "http://www.georgetown.edu/cball/animals/portuguese.html".
This is good learning material because it is Portuguese as it is spoken, the jokes are short and self-contained so you are motivated to tackle just as many as you have energy for and thirdly, you are helped in your translation by trying to guess the punchlines.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/portuguese/68463   (477 words)

  
 Portuguese Online Homepage
If you can separate these "pure" sounds from the glides, at the same time keeping in mind the glides' importance, you will be excellent at distinguishing vowel sounds in Portuguese.
Stressed A is not precisely the a sound in father when pronounced in most dialects of English, but the "a" sound of French or Spanish.
The sound of ô is that of the "o" in so without the final "w" glide.
www.geocities.com /SiliconValley/Foothills/6095/portuguese_5vowels.htm   (608 words)

  
 Brazilian Portuguese is a diglossic language (page 2) | Antimoon Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Brazilian Portuguese has a very soft pronunciation, the native Indians, who the Portuguese enslaved, could not pronounce the letter “r” to begin with, and besides were very soft spoken, and so over five centuries the spoken language became gradually softer.
A Brazilian Portuguese speaker easily understands Spanish be it the Italianate language spoken in Argentina or the more purer one spoken in the Andean regions of Colombia, but it does not work the other way around, my children had to communicate with their cousins in English and so did my wife.
Almost as equal as the Portuguese influence in Brazil is the Negro whose culture permeates all levels of society, they were brought from Africa by the millions to work on sugar plantations in the mid part of the country, and many sections there are mostly fl or mulatto.
www.antimoon.com /forum/posts/6479-2.htm   (3829 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)

  
 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.
The "~" lends a nasal sound to the a in maçã (ma-SUN).
This is the maybe the hardest sound for the foreign speaker to pronounce.
www.ipanema.com /rio/basics/e/language.htm   (452 words)

  
 Altered Argentina: Argentina vs. Brazil
In Portuguese, one has to use "meu" to modify a masculine noun and "minha" to modify a feminine noun.
Portuguese formally has "lhe" and "lhes." In Spanish, if you want to say, "I will tell him that…" you would say, "Le voy (a él) a decir que…" You could also say, "Voy a decirle (a él) que…" You could also use the formal future tense instead of the simple future tense.
Portuguese speakers usually use "ter" as an auxiliary verb to form the compound tenses.
alteredargentina.blogspot.com /2005/07/argentina-vs-brazil.html   (3116 words)

  
 Portuguese - Reviews on RateItAll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
I live in a city with a sizable Portuguese community, and I hear them sometimes on the bus.
I also painted a house for this Portuguese family and they were incredibly loud, screaming at each other in Portuguese from across the house, holding entire conversations this way.
Portuguese, not Spanish, is the most-spoken language on the South American continent.
www.rateitall.com /i-27881-portuguese.aspx   (343 words)

  
 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
It may sound stupid, but my favorite languages are the ones I have learned well enough to "get along" in the country of interest.
It sounds round, rolling, open, rhythmical, without unpleasant harshness, and is easy to listen to and not so difficult to pronounce as a foreigner.
Although it sounds wonderful, the style of expression in Italian is often (not always) too verbose, flowery, bombastic and baroque.
www.fodors.com /forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=2&tid=34419613&numresponses=22&start=0   (2276 words)

  
 Short Portuguese Lessons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
An atlas will show you countless places with a Portuguese name, not to mention the quantity of Portuguese words that were absorbed by other tongues, including English.
Portuguese Dictionary Online: A very useful tool for those learning the language.
The Portuguese Language: An excellent introduction to the history and devolopment of the Portuguese language.
alfarrabio.um.geira.pt /spl   (344 words)

  
 Sounds of the World's Animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Explore the sounds of the world's languages through the sounds of the world's animals.
This is always a popular exercise: students are fascinated by the cross-linguistic data, and native speakers of different languages can contribute their own data to the discussion.
If you are a PC user and are unable to play sounds, your PC may not have a sound card, or you may need a sound player configured as a helper application with your Web browser.
www.georgetown.edu /cball/animals/animals.html   (468 words)

  
 Free Portuguese Lessons - by Morphine Boy©
So, our language is a “mix” of ancient languages and original Portuguese language.
Of course, we can understand others different portuguese languages (in this case, the original Portuguese, spoked in Portugal), but some words,expressions and slangs are totally different.
So, I'll just explain the Brazilian Portuguese, because I'm not a “original Portuguese” citizen.
garota-tribadista.tripod.com /portuguese-lessons/lesson1.html   (241 words)

  
 @forums - most beautiful language
At first I thought it was Dutch cuz of all the weird, clearing out you throat 'ghh' and 'chh' sounds, but usually with Dutch since it's similar to English you can pick up little words here and there.
I wish I didn't understand portuguese so I could hear what it sounds like to a foreign ear, but people tell me it's nice.
the acoustics of the cathedral, plus the yumm sound of a choir, plus portuguese sounds (i love the mushy sh's and zzh's sdlaksdlaksdflksfda) made me about cream my panties.
www.atforumz.com /showthread.php?t=230832   (762 words)

  
 WTAworld.com - Fave European Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
I think Portuguese sounds the most beautiful, although sometimes it sounds like Spanish spoken under water.
German is the most cerebral, but it sounds a little too woodsy for me.
Portuguese sounds a bit like spanish, but spanish sounds so smooth and delicate
www.wtaworld.com /showthread.php?t=9104   (1267 words)

  
 Portuguese classes with Carl Youngblood
Unlike English vowels, Portuguese vowel sounds don't differ from word to word.
The X takes on one of four sounds depending on the word.
Some vowels become a single syllable with a changing vowel sound when they are together.
www.youngbloods.org /portuguese/pronunciation.phtml   (442 words)

  
 Learn Portuguese Online - Portuguese Language :: EasyPortuguese ::
This page was designed to help all those people interested in learning the Portuguese language from Brazil.
The content of this page is also valid for those interested in learning the Portuguese language of Portugal, which is just a little different from the Portuguese spoken in Brazil.
You can copy it for personal use, but you cannot use it in other websites or for commercial use, and you must not distribute it without previous authorization from us.
www.easyportuguese.com   (241 words)

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