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Blooper
Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 5:28:26 PM

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Just curiosity, how to pronounce Wojciech Szczęsny, Tomasz Kuszczak, Balázs Dzsudzsák? Thank You

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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 6:45:38 PM

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Yeah, I'd like to know that too !

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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 7:01:21 PM

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Quite easily ;-)
Hope this helps: http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Polish+phonology
...and videos like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJI6JDAxUd4


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Posted: Friday, February 11, 2011 11:45:14 PM

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Thank you JJ. That helps.


And how to spell J in Finnish? Is it like J in Dutch/Serbian or like J in English?

And In case you know, how J in Portuguese? Is it different with J in Spanish?

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Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Saturday, February 12, 2011 6:18:09 PM

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Blooper wrote:
Thank you JJ. That helps.


And how to spell J in Finnish? Is it like J in Dutch/Serbian or like J in English?

And In case you know, how J in Portuguese? Is it different with J in Spanish?


Finnish J is pronounced like English consonant Y as in yo-yo.
(J in Portuguese and Spanish can be pronounced differently depending the other phonemes with it. Usually it is "zsh" in Portuguese and "kh" in Spanish)
Try Google translate with JJ from Finnish to other languages and click the audio buttons... ;-)


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Posted: Saturday, January 14, 2012 7:56:40 AM
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Wojciech Szczęsny and Tomasz Kuszczak are both Polish names, but the third one, Balázs Dzsudzsák, is not. It's Hungarian.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 8:04:42 AM

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I don't know if I will help:
sz is pronounced similiar to sh "show" or "shop"
cz is prononced similiar like ch in "check" or "achievement
if you practise a little you will pronounce almost properly in polish ;-)
GeorgeV
Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 12:17:19 PM

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And the ę is nasal - en.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:34:34 PM
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Just say Wojtek:) Szczęsny might be hardcore for foreginers like Terpiłowskej.
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:18:05 AM

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Wojtek needs some explanation, too: WOJ pronounced as VOY.

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Is it just me, or does running through the polish alphabet saying each letters phonetical sounds is like a good impersonation of consummating a specific act?

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Posted: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 4:25:48 PM
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marcin.k wrote:
I don't know if I will help:
sz is pronounced similiar to sh "show" or "shop"
cz is prononced similiar like ch in "check" or "achievement
if you practise a little you will pronounce almost properly in polish ;-)

I would say our 'sz' is moreless like the 'sh' in 'mesh' while our 'cz' I would compare to the 'tch' in 'match', for example.
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