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Autor:  Dale-CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  14/SET/2009 1:18 PM
Assunto:  falta pouco - Dale
 
Mensagem:  Rita, a lot of this is collocation or a type of linguistic tradition.  People are used to using certain words in certain circumstances and in certain orders, and there may not be a logical explanation for it.  You would expect to hear salt and pepper (never pepper and salt), cops and robbers (never robbers and cops), Indian file (never Indian row or Indian line), etc.  Why don't we say "quick food" instead of "fast food"?  Well, we've heard "fast food" for years and it sounds natural to us.  A train from Curitiba to Morretes arrives quickly, but we say it's a "fast train" and not a "quick train".  Why?  The more you speak a language, the more your ears become accustomed to hearing (and your eyes to reading) words used in certain order and being given preference over others.  Why?  We have to accept things as they are. 


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
falta pouco  –  Bride  10/SET/2009, 2:57 PM
falta pouco  –  Fran  10/SET/2009, 3:23 PM
falta pouco  –  orlando  10/SET/2009, 3:33 PM
falta pouco  –  Fran  10/SET/2009, 3:38 PM
falta pouco  –  Sidney  10/SET/2009, 4:07 PM
falta pouco  –  orlando  10/SET/2009, 4:07 PM
falta pouco  –  Fran  10/SET/2009, 4:21 PM
falta pouco  –  Ex-bride  10/SET/2009, 4:28 PM
falta pouco  –  British  10/SET/2009, 4:32 PM
falta pouco  –  PPAULO  10/SET/2009, 11:08 PM
falta pouco  –  Groom  10/SET/2009, 11:19 PM
falta pouco  –  CR  11/SET/2009, 1:27 AM
falta pouco  –  Dale-CR  11/SET/2009, 2:46 AM
falta pouco  –  PPAULO  11/SET/2009, 6:45 AM
falta pouco  –  Lady On The Shelf  11/SET/2009, 9:30 AM
falta pouco  –  Dale-CR  11/SET/2009, 11:08 AM
falta pouco  –  Lady On The Shelf  11/SET/2009, 11:34 AM
falta pouco  –  Rita Rocha  12/SET/2009, 4:18 PM
falta pouco  –  orlando  12/SET/2009, 8:25 PM
falta pouco  –  Rita Rocha  13/SET/2009, 12:52 PM
falta pouco - Rita  –  Dale-CR  13/SET/2009, 2:11 PM
falta pouco - Dale  –  Rita Rocha  13/SET/2009, 3:42 PM
 falta pouco - Dale  –  Dale-CR  14/SET/2009, 1:18 PM
falta pouco - Dale  –  orlando  14/SET/2009, 3:12 PM
falta pouco - Dale  –  CR  14/SET/2009, 4:39 PM

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