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Thursday, 27 March 2008

World's Portuguese speakers in new attempt to unify language

The seemingly innocent letters y, k and w have provoked a bitter linguistic row among Portuguese speakers, with plans for them to oust three existing letters from the language.

The letters c, p and h could be consigned to orthographic history if the Portuguese government revives a proposal mooted in 1990 to standardise the language spoken by about 200 million people around the world.

Wednesday, March 26 2008
The Guardian

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