In any event, the general paradigm is a useful guide for pronunciation and spelling. However, Angolan Portuguese has been more conservative, raising /a/, /e, ɛ/, /o, ɔ/ to /a/, /e/, /o/ in unstressed syllables; and to /ɐ/, /ɨ/, /u/ in final unstressed syllables. In the case a word doesn't follow this pattern, it takes an accent according to Portuguese's accentuation rules (these rules might not be followed everytime when concerning personal names and non-integrated loanwords). It occurs before nasal consonants and can be nasalised, as in, In several vernacular dialects (most of Portugal, Brazil and Lusophone Africa), "ei" may be realized essentially as, In EP, when unstressed. One of the most salient differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese is their prosody. Cruz-Ferreira (1995) analyzes European Portuguese with five monophthongs and four diphthongs, all phonemic: /ĩ ẽ ɐ̃ õ ũ ɐ̃j̃ õj̃ ũj̃ ɐ̃w̃ õw̃/. [context needed] The medieval Galician-Portuguese system of seven sibilants (/ts, dz/, /ʃ ʒ/, /tʃ/, and apicoalveolar /s̺ z̺/) is still distinguished in spelling (intervocalic c/ç z x g/j ch ss -s- respectively), but is reduced to the four fricatives /s z ʃ ʒ/ by the merger of /tʃ/ into /ʃ/ and apicoalveolar /s̺ z̺/ into either /s z/ or /ʃ ʒ/ (depending on dialect and syllable position), except in parts of northern Portugal (most notably in the Trás-os-Montes region).  This also happens at the ends of words after consonants that cannot occur word-finally (e.g., /d/, /k/, /f/). Portuguese uses vowel height to contrast stressed syllables with unstressed syllables; the vowels /a ɛ e ɔ o/ tend to be raised to [ɐ ɛ ɨ ɔ u] (although [ɨ] occurs only in EP and AP) when they are unstressed (see below for details). In European Portuguese, similarly, epenthesis may occur with [ɨ], as in magma [ˈmaɣɨmɐ] and afta [ˈafɨtɐ].. 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This pronunciation is particularly common in lower registers, although found in most registers in some areas, e.g., Northeast Brazil, and in the more formal and standard sociolect. In Brazilian Portuguese, they are raised to a high or near-high vowel ([i ~ ɪ] and [u ~ ʊ], respectively) after a stressed syllable, or in some accents and in general casual speech, also before it. Primary stress may fall on any of the three final syllables of a word, but mostly on the last two. Here, "similar" means that nasalization can be disregarded, and that the two central vowels /a, ɐ/ can be identified with each other. Vowels that are followed by m or n, or have a tilde (~) over them are pronounced nasally, and this is represented in the pronunciation guides by ‘[ng]’. Distinction is made between the two major standards of the language—Portugal (European Portuguese, EP; broadly the standard also used in Africa and Asia) and Brazil (Brazilian Portuguese, BP). Also occurs in the contraction, In Central and Southern Portugal, it is also the colloquial pronunciation of /ẽj/, which means. The diphthongation of such nasal vowel is controversial. i have a chart for the consonants already remember i am looking for BRAZILIAN PORTUGUESE, NOT EUROPEAN The two rhotic phonemes /ʁ/ and /ɾ/ contrast only between oral vowels, similar to Spanish. At the end of words, the default pronunciation for a sibilant is voiceless, /ʃ, s/, but in connected speech the sibilant is treated as though it were within a word (assimilation): When two identical sibilants appear in sequence within a word, they reduce to a single consonant. In Angola, /ɐ/ and /a/ merge to [a], and /ɐ/ appears only in final syllables rama /ˈʁamɐ/. Nasal vowels, vowels that belong to falling diphthongs, and the high vowels /i/ and /u/ are not affected by this process, nor is the vowel /o/ when written as the digraph ⟨ou⟩ (pronounced /ow/ in conservative EP). This page is a guide for reading and adding Portuguese IPA pronunciations. In casual BP (as well in the fluminense dialect), unstressed /e/ and /o/ may be raised to /ɪ ~ i/, /ʊ ~ u/ on any unstressed syllable, as long as it has no coda. Diphthongs are not considered independent phonemes in Portuguese, but knowing them can help with spelling and pronunciation.. The only possible codas in European Portuguese are [ʃ], [ɫ] and /ɾ/ and in Brazilian Portuguese /s/ and /ɾ~ʁ/.