European Portuguese

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European Portuguese
Português europeu
Native toPortugal
Native speakers
40 million (2012)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3
GlottologNone
IETFpt-PT
Lenguas y dialectos iberorromances.PNG
Dialectical continuum of Iberian Romance languages including European Portuguese and its dialects.
Sara, a speaker of European Portuguese

European Portuguese (Portuguese: português europeu, pronounced: [puɾtuˈɣez ewɾuˈpew]) also known as Portuguese of Portugal (Portuguese: português de Portugal), Iberian Portuguese (Portuguese: português ibérico), Peninsular Portuguese (Portuguese: português peninsular) is a dialect of Portuguese language spoken in Portugal.

Phonology[change | change source]

Oral vowels
Front Central Back
Close i ɨ u
Close-mid e o
Open-mid ɛ ɐ ɔ
Open a
Nasal vowels
Front Central Back
Close ĩ ũ
Mid õ
Open ɐ̃
Oral diphthongs
Endpoint
/j/ /w/
Start point /a/ aj aw
/ɐ/ ɐj ɐw
/ɛ/ ɛj ɛw
/e/ ej ew
/i/ iw
/ɔ/ ɔj
/o/ oj ow
/u/ uj
Nasal diphthongs
Endpoint
/j̃/ /w̃/
Start point /ɐ̃/ ɐ̃j̃ ɐ̃w̃
/ẽ/ ẽj̃
/õ/ õj̃
/ũ/ ũj̃

References[change | change source]

  1. Portuguese at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)

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