Note from site admin: This topic was split from the Czech names thread. I don't understand this. I agree that nej is two sounds but so is nay, to me. I remember the difference between ej and aj in Czech by thinking of 'day' = ej as in hokej and 'night' = aj as in tramvaj. How do you pronounce ne as in 'no'? I'm trying to think of an English word it rhymes with but can't at the moment... But the sound, to me, would be a short e as in 'bed'.