Posted by Gustavo S. Pereira on 20:56 8/8/01
In reply to: Pronunciation of ë, Verdurian pronunciation posted by Irgend Jemand on 8:54 8/3/01
I'd like to say that I, as a speaker of Portuguese, can notice lots and lots of portuguese stuff in Verdurian. From the vocabulary to the phonology. 'zh', 'sh', 'në', 'lë', 'r' - all those sounds are characteristic in Portuguese. Besides, the words 'avo', 'Verduria', cadhinor 'DORMIR', the pronoun 'tu', inflections of 'esan' (like 'e'), etc. are all very Portuguese. That makes me love even more that language lol !!! Ad onlelán!!
Gustavo Gersonei (my father's name, as in Verdurian practice) Pereira, a Verduriomaniac!
The ironic thing is that I didn't learn Portuguese until after creating most of these things. It must be fate. :)
Not least of the reasons I'm fond of the language: when I was dating the woman who would become my wife, we spoke half in English and half in Portuguese. (I didn't know Spanish at that time.)