Tag Archives: português

Linguistics: Ithkuil, a Constructed Language With Interesting Associations


I was first introduced to languages at four or five when my parents went on assignment to Cuba for six months.  It was painful.  I ran to my mother complaining that I couldn’t get the cook to make me a … Continue reading

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Buy for me the rain, traz-me lírios e malmequeres


“Buy for Me the Rain” was the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band’s first hit in 1967 and it hung on the wall of a close friend for many years.  It has always danced through my mind when I think of her. … Continue reading

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History of Homosexuality (Portuguese)


History of Homosexuality From time to time I find something topical but not in English.  This interview with a Brazilian Jesuit and professor fits this category.  It is also interesting that within the Catholic church there exists a variety of opinions … Continue reading

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Pasárgada – Manuel Bandeira


Vou-me Embora pra Pasárgada Manuel Bandeira  Vou-me embora pra Pasárgada                             I’m leaving for Pasárgada Lá sou amigo do rei                                           … Continue reading

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Wishes: Carlos Drummond de Andrade (from the Portuguese)


Perhaps one of Brazil’s most beloved poets, he died in 1987.  If you like it, Google him for more. Desejos                                         … Continue reading

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Al Jazeera Forum: Lula da Silva


When Lula came assumed the presidency of Brazil in 2003, my friends in Brazil predicted a socialist disaster.  Now, eight years later, the radical, Lula, has left Brazil one of the world’s success stories.  Economically, socially, and morally Lula has … Continue reading

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