quarta-feira, maio 28, 2008

O acordo ortográfico visto pelo Times

«Google takes on Portuguese, and wins
Portugal's decision to adopt Brazilian Portuguese has been hastened by the rise of the internet

Google, it could be said, conquered its first Romance language last week.
The Portuguese parliament voted last week to change its national language to reflect the more popular Brazilian Portuguese, the language used by about 80 percent of the world’s 230 million Portuguese speakers. In the next six years, European Portuguese will be phasing in three new consonants – k, w and y – and dropping confusing hyphens and silent consonants. So from now on, when you are IM-ing a Portuguese beauty, the correct style is otimo, not optimo, when she suggests meeting for a drink.»(ler o resto)

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