Brazil embraces spelling reforms

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Brazil embraces spelling reforms

Postby dreamon on Thu Jan 01, 2009 2:59 pm

Brazilians start 2009 facing the task of learning new spelling rules that have just come into effect.

The spelling reforms have been agreed by Portuguese-speaking nations, but the language seems set to have different
written forms for some time to come.

In Portugal, there has been fierce resistance in some quarters to the changes because many of the changes are to spell
words the Brazilian way.

Portuguese is the official language of more than 230m people worldwide. Brazil, by far the biggest lusophone nation,
is the first to adopt the new spelling rules.

For those affected by these changes, do you feel its good, bad, or are you indifferent to the whole issue?

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