Haha, so true... I was confused as to what to type because I couldn't believe that she could possibly be saying this.
A man and an apple lol- Homem is one man And homen Is a group of men right?
Ok then how should 'e' be pronounced? I read somewhere it is like the 'u' in 'cut' eg for 'ele' the last 'e' would sound like 'u'.. is this true?And what about the first 'e' then!? sorry :(
- e/ê = E in they
- é = E in let
- e/es (at the end of a word) = EE in meet
The pronunciation of the course is from Brazil. In Portugal the letter 'e' has one more 'sound'. The best way to approximate this sound is to attempt to make the vowel in "ski," then retract your tongue toward the center of your mouth. X-SAMPA /1/.
What the hell, the ending m in "homem" is not pronounced? What's the rule please?
The 'm' at the end of a word is not properly pronounced as an 'm' sound, but rather it makes the vowel preceding it have a nasal sound. (I guess the "mem" in "homem" sounds more or less as the English word "main" would sound if it were written "maim" and you made your nasal cavity vibrate when you pronounced it :P)