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Autor:  Tiago T.
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  21/FEV/2007 7:06 PM
Assunto:  Nice to mee' you
 
Mensagem:  Yes, Allen. I guess you got what I meant. I can now understand that there is at least a very subtle 't' sound. So I'll try to restate my question, taking that into consideration.

To my non-native ears, native speakers pronounce the expression in two ways (I'm only talking about the formal alternative "meet you" for now):

- Making a short pause between the words "meet" and "you", in such way that the 't' sound becomes very weak, but still audible, like you just said.

- Making no pause between the words, that is, pronouncing the expression "meet you" as if it were a single word. In this case, I feel that the 't' is much more noticeable, although it's not as strong as Brazilians tend to make it.

Now, which of the two choices sounds better? Both?

Thanks again.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  21/FEV/2007, 5:29 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  21/FEV/2007, 6:45 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  21/FEV/2007, 6:51 PM
 Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  21/FEV/2007, 7:06 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  21/FEV/2007, 7:19 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  21/FEV/2007, 7:25 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  21/FEV/2007, 9:58 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  José Roberto  21/FEV/2007, 8:39 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  21/FEV/2007, 9:48 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  22/FEV/2007, 1:14 AM
Nice to mee' you  –  Dale/CR  22/FEV/2007, 3:05 AM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  22/FEV/2007, 10:39 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Ricardo - EMB  22/FEV/2007, 10:11 AM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  22/FEV/2007, 1:38 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  José Roberto  22/FEV/2007, 4:02 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  22/FEV/2007, 10:15 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  22/FEV/2007, 11:23 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Allen  22/FEV/2007, 11:29 PM
Nice to mee' you  –  Dale/CR  23/FEV/2007, 4:29 AM
Nice to mee' you  –  Tiago T.  23/FEV/2007, 12:01 PM

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