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bluey002Saturday 21st of May 2005 11:46:09 AM
Alphabet - abeceda - A a : u sound in fun
: a sound in father
: e sound in set
B b : b sound in bat
C c : ts sound in bits
Č č : ch sound in Classroom
D d : d sound in dog
Ď ď : dy sound like 'du' in duel
DZ dz : sound like 'ds' in bids
D d : sound like 'j' in jam
CH ch : ch sound in loch (aspirated)
E e : e sound in red
: ai sound in pair
F f : f sound in far
G g : g sound in gap
H h : h sound in hot
I i : i sound in fit
: ee sound in bee
J j : y sound in yes
K k : k sound in kit
L l : l sound in lip
Ĺ ĺ : l sound in lip (elongated)
Ľ ľ : ly sound like 'lli' in colliery
M m : m sound in mat
N n : n sound in nut
Ň ň : ny sound like 'n' in onion
O o : o sound in hot
: oo sound in door
: u sound in lurid
P p : p sound in pin
R r : r sound in rat (often rolled)
Ŕ ŕ : r sound in rat (elongated and rolled)
S s : s sound in sun
: sh sound in ship
T t : t sound in top
Ť ť : ty sound like 'tu' in tune
U u : u sound in push
: oo sound in fool
V v : v sound in vat
Y y : i sound in bit
: ee sound in bee
Z z : z sound in zip
: zh sound like 's' in treasure
Qq, Ww, Xx in foreign words only


NOTE: the digraphs "ch", "dz" and "d" are treated as single characters.

Phonetic variations
au : sounds like 'ou' in hour
ia : sounds like 'ya' in yam
ie : sounds like 'ye' in yes
iu : sounds like 'u' in lute
ou : sounds like 'oe' in toe
kd : gd sound like 'gged' in tagged
mě : sounds like 'm-n-ye'