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What does each accent mark change about pronunciation?

I just started learning Czech on a few different platforms, and it's been confusing me on how the accent marks differ. Like in dekuju the e has a mark that makes it a y?

January 20, 2018



i recommend accessing the tips and notes of the first skill. this is included at the end:

  • The letter ě is pronounced like a consonantal y followed by an e. When d, t, or n is followed by ě, the pronunciation is as if the consonant changed to a d', t', or ň (resp.) followed by an e. And sounds like mně.

ď is also explained:

  • ď is a sound that does not exist in English. It sounds roughly like a d followed by a consonantal y, but it is one sound rather than a combination of two. Unless you already know a Slavic or Celtic language, it may take you some time to learn to pronounce this correctly.


Not -y. You almost speak it like „djekuju“ or „dekuju“ . It is difficult to explain in writing. Exempel: nice - pěkný ..... [pjekni]

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