Discussion in 'Grammar & Pronunciation' started by alcbear, Feb 26, 2009.
Can any one help with the correct was to say Breclav?
That's rather difficult to answer - the second letter is the "famous" czech "Ř" 8)
The word has two syllables
Břec-lav or Bře - clav, both possible
e as e in ten
lav contains "open a", pronounce as "love" or better "laugh"
c as ts or tz
if you say brets-love, anybody should understand
I am not sure, if this helps, you may try a web page with pronounced Czech, there are several links even here in some discussions.
copy and paste this word: Břeclav into the box and then click on Syntetizovat. It will say it for you.
Hope you don't mind sounding like a robot though.
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