English translation: tendency towards monophthongization
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO] Science - Linguistics / phonology
Portuguese term or phrase:TENDÊNCIA A MONOTONGAÇÃO
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Como uma tendência geral observada na produção de fala da comunidade Latundê, verifica-se que os ditongos crescentes e decrescentes estão sendo freqüentemente fusionados, realizando-se como monotongos
It's always a tossup whether "tendencia" is "trend" or "tendency." For me, a trend would refer to the diachronic development of a language, whereas tendency would more likely refer to the synchronic situation.
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Adriana Fonseca Brazil Local time: 11:32 Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in category: 8