Many Portuguese words end in -te. What vowel sound should I make when pronouncing these words, particularly with a Brazilian pronunciation?
Various online sources transcribe these words using different vowel sounds, so I'm sure there's some variation, but what is most widely used?
I've seen these transcribed (at least) the following ways:
That's a lot of variation! It covers practically an entire quarter of the IPA vowel chart. Further, the use of /y/ seems odd to me, because I've never heard these words pronounced with a rounded vowel sound. /i/ and /ɨ/ seem the most like what I've heard. Is there anything like an actual consensus on which pronunciation is most common?