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Autor:  Dale/CR
E-mail:  dale_thomas2004@yahoo.com.br
Data:  24/MAR/2009 8:15 PM
Assunto:  Pronunciation
Mensagem:  That's it!

I was at a cattle expo in Bauru when a fellow asked, "O senhor quer comprar um chapeeeeuuuu?"  It took almost five minutes for him to finish saying the last word.  Well, maybe only four minutes.  I thought he was teasing me, but, when I listened to him closely, that was his normal accent.  When I looked up "caipira" in the dictionary, his photo was next to the entry. 

It may also been in SP where I heard Brazilians speak with what I would have sworn was an American accent.  That is, they sounded like Americans speaking Portuguese.  The vowels were not pure but rather like some in American English.  I can't think of a specific accent at this time, but let's say they were saying "casa" using the "a" sound from hat, cat, that, bat, mat, etc.  Very odd, at least to my ears.

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Pronunciation  –  Francine  23/MAR/2009, 4:09 PM
Pronunciation  –  José Roberto  23/MAR/2009, 11:08 PM
Pronunciation  –  Francine  24/MAR/2009, 8:37 AM
Pronunciation  –  Dale/CR  24/MAR/2009, 11:46 AM
Pronunciation  –  Francine  24/MAR/2009, 12:23 PM
Pronunciation  –  Dale/CR  24/MAR/2009, 12:52 PM
Pronunciation  –  José Roberto  24/MAR/2009, 3:03 PM
Pronunciation  –  Dale/CR  24/MAR/2009, 4:58 PM
Pronunciation  –  José Roberto  24/MAR/2009, 6:11 PM
 Pronunciation  –  Dale/CR  24/MAR/2009, 8:15 PM
Pronunciation: ao Dale  –  Pimenta  02/ABR/2009, 10:29 AM
Pronunciation  –  Francine  25/MAR/2009, 9:11 AM
Pronunciation  –  José Roberto  25/MAR/2009, 12:02 PM
Pronunciation  –  Francine  25/MAR/2009, 4:44 PM

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