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Brazil: Reform won't unify Brazilian and European Portuguese

Categories: Latin America, Brazil, Language

Fabio Said [1] believes that the Portuguese language spelling reform [2] will not make the main variants of the language uniform. Commenting on a BBC news which states otherwise, he argues: “In fact, this passage is nonsense. European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese will always be two different language variants, with very strong incompatibility issues (and very strong feelings toward each other)”.