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Autor:  José Roberto
E-mail:  josezambon@merconet.com.br
Data:  10/OUT/2003 12:47 AM
Assunto:  Re: A question to Maria Valeska
 
Mensagem:  "i think you are confusing the impact of waves of invasion on the island of England with actual auto-modification by speakers of the language" It can be, but they have to have an initial point, don't they? and along English history as well as Portuguese story lots of structure were lost, not the main ones for you can find things in portuguese, Spanish, french and Italian which are more or less equal due their origins, but some of more subtles, for example the "future continuos" (Assume that I am using this term for want a better one) now exists in Brazilian Portuguese, expressions like "Vou estar enviando o relatório para você amanhã" (something like: I'll be sending the report to you tomorrow) wouldn't be uttered by a Brazilian native about 30 years ago, it happened firstly due a litteral translation from English. Spanish is throwing away their "Futuro do Subjuntivo" (quando eu for...=gt;when I go...) and nowadays virtually no native speaker will use such structure, rather theu use like English and French a Simple tense (Y se eres niña?/ E se for menina?/ And what if the baby is a girl?). Maybe the structural changes are not so drastical but they exist in fact. José Roberto


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
A question to Maria Valeska  –  José Roberto  06/OUT/2003, 1:09 PM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  Maria Valeska  06/OUT/2003, 8:09 PM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  pat  06/OUT/2003, 9:00 PM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  Cibelle  07/OUT/2003, 12:23 AM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  pat  07/OUT/2003, 8:48 AM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  Maria Valeska  07/OUT/2003, 11:20 AM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  pat  07/OUT/2003, 1:39 PM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  Maria Valeska  08/OUT/2003, 11:08 AM
For Pat  –  José Roberto  09/OUT/2003, 12:50 AM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  José Roberto  09/OUT/2003, 12:40 AM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  Maria Valeska  09/OUT/2003, 2:44 PM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  mrobertson  09/OUT/2003, 7:38 PM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  José Roberto  09/OUT/2003, 11:20 PM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  mrobertson  10/OUT/2003, 12:32 AM
 Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  José Roberto  10/OUT/2003, 12:47 AM
Re: A question to Maria Valeska  –  Maria Valeska  10/OUT/2003, 11:16 AM

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