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Autor:  Barbaro
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  12/JUN/2008 8:34 PM
Assunto:  Civile
 
Mensagem: 

- Do we pronounce the first letter "l" in available ?

 

I would say yes, but a lot of sounds are compressed and skipped in the spoken language – the written and spoken versions of English are really two separate languages because of the gulf between transcription and pronunciation (evidently this leads to a higher rate of dyslexia amongst native English speakers).
 
- Do we pronounce the word "civilization" like "civilization" or "civiláization" ?

 

I think the two accented / stressed syllables of the word are: IZ & AT

 

CivilIZATion

 

The other three vowels are all rendered as schwas (i.e. unaccented)

 

I suppose the IZ is the primary stress, the AT the secondary


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Available  –  Ercilia  12/JUN/2008, 7:57 PM
 Civile  –  Barbaro  12/JUN/2008, 8:34 PM
Available & civilization  –  Ricardo - EMB  13/JUN/2008, 9:57 AM
Available & civilization  –  Ercília  13/JUN/2008, 10:11 AM
Available & civilization  –  renan  13/JUN/2008, 10:19 AM

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