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Pronunciation guide on how to pronounce Hungarian?

TseDanylo
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I'm looking especially on how to differentiate between long and short vowels.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/spiraldancing

I backed a kickstarter campaign for a very promising pronunciation program designed to teach people how to hear & speak foreign languages with near-native proficiency. Each program is language-specific (English - German, Spanish - English, etc.). I have received 3 out of the 4 programs I contributed towards -- German, Spanish Mandarin -- and they are excellent.

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2 years ago

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Generally a vertical line, or two above the letter mark the long vowels (á, é, í, ó, ő, ú, ű). Nothing, or two dots above the letter mean it's the shorter version.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TseDanylo
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Are the long vowels actually longer or are they different sounds?

2 years ago

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In the case of i-í, o-ó, ö-ő, u-ú, and ü-ű, they're the same sounds, the only difference is their length. At a-á, and e-é, they're different sounds. "á" is like the one in the English word "cut", but it's much longer. "a" is pronounced similarly to "á", but you have to make your mouth narrower, somewhere between "á" and o/ó. "e" is the sound in the word "bed", while "é" is the one at the very beginning of "eight", but without the transition to "i".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Katred2
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I found this guy's YT channel and these particular videos helpful:

https://youtu.be/tjSQ3E1zSxo https://youtu.be/I1Aw-HzzqB4

2 years ago
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