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Tá Falado
March 18, 2007
Lesson 22:  Epenthetic Vowels (wow, fancy word!), Fast Food
Fast food Epenthe ... what?  Epenthetic vowels.  We know, it sounds like a tropical disease, but it's really the linguistic feature that produces such great Brazilian words as "piquenique" for picnic.  Valdo isn't sure he can bring himself to say "hoti doggie" for "hot dog," but he has no problem with "fasti foodi."
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