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Leroy, Claude E.; Albuquerque, Severino João Medeiros; Schil, Mary H. / Português para principiantes
(1993)

First preliminary lesson,   pp. [1]-[20]


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[A] the "back a," a variety of the same sound which occurs before ! of the same syllable.
Somewhat like the English sound between a of paltry and ow of cow.
tal                cal
sal                qual
mal
2.2    [i] the "high front" vowel, usually spelled . Similar to English i in machine.
si                  tia
vi                  titia
ti
li
mimi
In unstressed final syllables (and occasionally
ide
bife
disse
Before I of the same syllable, this i represents
mil
vil
Gil
Brasil
elsewhere), this same sound is also spelled e.
tive
desfile
limite
a sound like English ea in meal.
abril
ficil
Aigil
titil


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