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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  07/AGO/2004 6:20 PM
Assunto:  Re: If you can´t beat ...reduction
 
Mensagem:  There's a nice to get the feeling of how some English words are highlighted and some reducted. You start out saying in a rather slow pace: 1,2,3,4 After you add "and" between each number: 1 and 2 and 3... And then you add "and then": 1 and then 2 and then 3... Next you put "and then a": 1 and then a 2... Now you put "and then put a": 1 and then put a 2... After that you say "and then you put a":1 and then you put a 2... Finally "and then you can put a": 1 and then you can put a 2.... If you keep the pace you will realise that the "and then you can put a" is totally reduced, taking almost the same time to be said as "1,2..." José Roberto


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
If you can´t beat 'em, 'join 'em (informal)  –  Jefferson - Jeffy  05/AGO/2004, 9:36 AM
Re: If you can´t beat 'em, 'join 'em (informal)  –  Johannes  05/AGO/2004, 9:59 AM
Re: If you can´t beat 'em, 'join 'em (informal)  –  Tom  05/AGO/2004, 10:54 AM
Re: If you can´t beat 'em, 'join 'em (informal)  –  Ricardo - EMB  05/AGO/2004, 11:39 AM
Re: If you can´t beat 'em, 'join 'em (informal)  –  Jefferson - Jeffy  05/AGO/2004, 11:44 AM
 Re: If you can´t beat ...reduction  –  José Roberto  07/AGO/2004, 6:20 PM

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