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12:26 Mar 8, 2007
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Portuguese to English translations [Non-PRO] Science - Linguistics / phonology
Portuguese term or phrase:flutuação
O alongamento vocálico é meramente compensatório; não há vogais longas subjacentes, isto é, que não estejam em flutuação com as seqüências CVC ou CVCC
The vocalic lengthening is merely compensatory; there are no underlyingly long vowels that are not in variation with the CVC or CVCC sequences.