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Autor:  Sidney
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Data:  27/AGO/2009 1:15 PM
Assunto:  Anglicismos
 
Mensagem: 

It’s getting interesting,

 

Sorry Breno but I disagree with you. The language not only looses its beauty but also it’s useless. If you use a word in English and miss pronounce what’s the point to say it in English? As N.N. are saying, when I native comes by the communication wont flow.

 

You say the language is culture. Many people believe in that. What about a family who lives in a jungle with no culture and still communicating themselves through a language? Or yet, some ill person that doesn’t walk, doesn’t see but speaks a language, where
culture fits in that case?

 

Once I was talking to a friend who had just come from Brazil and she told me, “I was surprised to see Stallone speaking Portuguese…”
It’s common you hear people saying, “I hate movies with subtitles”.

 

I also disagree about the “fear the interference of another country”. We have tons of Chinese (who doesn’t), German, Poland (south), Italians. I don’t thing that’s the case.

 

In my opinion, the Brazilian language problem goes beyond all that. For example, we are surrounded of Spanish-speak-countries. We should, at least, learn Spanish to be able to communicate ourselves in Spanish. Well, I wont even start the Portuguese they
teach in Brazil.

 

Thiago brought up a good point about the Brazilian Portuguese be syllable-timed language. The funny thing is the Portuguese from Portugal is not. It’s a stress-timed language. Maybe that’s why Portuguese people speak English way better than Brazilians.

 

Sid.

 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Anglicismos  –  N.N  26/AGO/2009, 5:26 AM
Anglicismos  –  Sidney  26/AGO/2009, 10:40 AM
Anglicismos  –  Dale-CR  26/AGO/2009, 11:08 AM
Anglicismos  –  Uoxinton da Silva O´Connor  26/AGO/2009, 12:04 PM
Anglicismos  –  Sidney  26/AGO/2009, 12:07 PM
Anglicismos  –  Fran  26/AGO/2009, 1:01 PM
Anglicismos  –  N.N  26/AGO/2009, 7:38 PM
Anglicismos  –  Fran  26/AGO/2009, 9:57 PM
Anglicismos  –  Tiago T.  26/AGO/2009, 11:47 PM
Anglicismos  –  N.N  27/AGO/2009, 6:39 AM
Anglicismos  –  Breno N.  27/AGO/2009, 11:53 AM
 Anglicismos  –  Sidney  27/AGO/2009, 1:15 PM
Anglicismos  –  Lilian  27/AGO/2009, 1:32 PM
Anglicismos  –  Sidney.  27/AGO/2009, 1:55 PM
Anglicismos  –  Breno N.  27/AGO/2009, 2:50 PM
Anglicismos  –  Sidney  27/AGO/2009, 3:53 PM
Anglicismos  –  Fran  27/AGO/2009, 4:04 PM
Anglicismos  –  Sidney  27/AGO/2009, 4:41 PM
Anglicismos  –  Fran  27/AGO/2009, 6:01 PM
Anglicismos  –  Sidney  27/AGO/2009, 6:42 PM
Anglicismos  –  Fran  27/AGO/2009, 9:21 PM
Anglicismos  –  Sidney  28/AGO/2009, 8:54 AM
Anglicismos  –  Fran  28/AGO/2009, 2:41 PM
Anglicismos  –  Breno N.  28/AGO/2009, 2:48 PM
Anglicismos  –  Sidney  29/AGO/2009, 1:05 AM

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