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Tá Falado
January 4, 2007
Lesson 11:  Pronunciation of Palatalization (alt), Cell Phones and Driving
Cell phones and driving In the previous lesson we learned all about palatalization, when words spelled with "ti" sound like "chee" and words with "di" sound like "jee."  This is pretty much true for people in live in the central regions of Brazil.  However, in the far north and in the far south of Brazil, it is much less common.  Today we introduce everyone to Alfredo Barros who is from Teresinha, Pernambuco.  We'll all get a chance to hear his dialect, from a region where people don't have as much palatalization.  It makes for a great comparison with the way that Valdo and Michelle talk.
Download (right-click): tafalado_11.mp3  (MP3, 8:16, 5.81 MB)