Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceWords & Wordplay · 1 decade ago

How to pronounce Belo Horizonte?

A large city in Brazil is called Belo Horizonte. How do you pronounce this?

If it helps, according to wikipedia, this is the Brazilian pronounciation in IPA "Portuguese pronunciation: [bɛloɾiˈzõtʃi]"

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  • 1 decade ago
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    without running things together as people do, it would be approximately

    Bay-loh Ohr-ee-zon-tjeh

    But Portuguese would run the two oh sounds together, and the "n" sound often disappears or becomes sort of nasalized, which the mark over the "o" signifies

    Bay-lohr-ee-zo(n)-tjeh sort of

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