Pronunciation Help!

Discussion in 'Grammar & Pronunciation' started by Akari, Mar 29, 2007.

  1. Akari

    Akari New Member

    Hello. I was wondering, what are the correct pronunciations for Blažej and Alojz?
  2. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

    Blažej [blaʒɛj]

    “Bla” like in English “blah” (but short in duration).
    “Ž” like “j” in French “journal”.
    “Ej” like “ay” in English “May”.

    Alojz [alojz]
    Common spelling is “Alois”.

    Or, you can simply put together the sounds as recorded here. There’s no snag in these words.
  3. Eleshar

    Eleshar Well-Known Member

    In this case the pronunciation is [alojs] as there is a loss of sonority at the end of the word. In other grammatical cases, there is or [z] according to the orthography.

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