Pronounciation

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Pronounciation

Post by Ceepeebee » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:58 pm

Hi all,

When we were looking around and deciding whether we should come back again for a 4th consecutive year, we visited a travel agency just to see what else was available. This is where we heard Carvoeiro pronounced differently to how we'd heard it before, so it begs the question - how is it pronounced?

We'd always seen it as "Car-vo-ear-o", however this individual pronounced it "Cav-aero"

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Re: Pronounciation

Post by e-richard » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:28 pm

Best is to listen to a local. You are closer than your travel agent and there are at least 4 syllables.

I think Car voh whey rrro but run the syllables into one another quite smoothly (i.e. without gaps).

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Re: Pronounciation

Post by Mike Banks » Fri Jun 10, 2016 3:09 pm

I think there are probably acceptable variations, just as there are with many uk place names, but we were told several years ago that it was "Carve-where-oo" and we have certainly heard locals pronounce it very much like that.

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Re: Pronounciation

Post by PhilT » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:39 pm

My Portuguese teachers' mother lived up the road. I think Carv oy ee iro was formal pronunciation, where every vowel is used, but run together Carv yeroo generally spoken.

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Re: Pronounciation

Post by cereza » Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:27 am

e-richard wrote:Best is to listen to a local. You are closer than your travel agent and there are at least 4 syllables.

I think Car voh whey rrro but run the syllables into one another quite smoothly (i.e. without gaps).

How do you pronounce 3 r's ? Is it like a drum roll ? :wink: :lol:

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Re: Pronounciation

Post by Farol » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:03 am

Have a look at the following youtube video from Beto Kalulu : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTOmKwZI7HI - it's pretty much the definitive guide to pronunciation of Carvoeiro 8)

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