Help with pronuntiation.

Discussion in 'Grammar & Pronunciation' started by Mokrejš, Nov 26, 2006.

  1. Mokrejš

    Mokrejš New Member

  2. Jirka

    Jirka Well-Known Member

    Hi Carlos:

    The pronunciation of your grandpa's can be transcripted as /mokreysh/, stressed on the first syllable.

    The word sounds like the name of an animal because of its ending, but there isn't actually an animal of this name. The name is derived from the adjective "mokrý", which means 'wet'.

    As a family name, it not uncommon. You can find some Czech sportmen with this surname on the Web.

  3. Karel_lerak

    Karel_lerak Well-Known Member

    There are more similar family names in Czech:

    All of them are with high probability derived from the adjective "mokrý" = wet. The translation could be "Wetman".

    Poronounce it as "mock" and "rate" together, but with "sh" instead of "te" in "rate" :wink:

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