Brazilian Portuguese Writing System
Like Standard Portuguese, the Brazilian Portuguese writing system is based on the Latin alphabet. Portugal and Brazil still do not share a standard form of the written language, despite several attempts at orthographic reform during the 20th century, the last attempt taking place in 1990.
Below are some of the main features of both the Standard and Brazilian Portuguese writing systems:
- Use of the following diacritic or "accent" marks.1
- Acute and circumflex accents (´ and ˆ) to indicate stressed syllables.
- The tilde (˜) to show "nasalized" vowel sounds.
- The grave accent (for example, "À").
- The dieresis mark with the letter u ("ü").
- The cedilla with the letter c ("Ç").
- Three of the 26 letters in the Standard and Brazilian Portuguese alphabets -- K, W and Y -- are reserved for spelling loan words from other languages.
For additional information on The Brazilian Portuguese writing system, you can check out the following resources on the Web at:
1 "Portuguese alphabet" Wikipedia
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