Accents and other consonant and vowel extensions?

Wow, is there a resource (I guess I could just google it) on Duo to explain when to use the accent over the y, or the little half circle over the e? I guess I can hear the accented syllable with the y, but I can't tell the difference on the e at all (I can't even type these characters with my current keyboard.)

I'm just kind of learning them by rote, but I'm sure there are rules somewhere?



January 14, 2019


ě is palatalization (softer pronunciation of d, t, n as ď, ť, ň) after b f v f it's pronounced "bje, pje, vje, fje" accordingly. After m it's pronounced like "mně" (mňe).

ý is slightly longer than normal y.

January 14, 2019

Beautiful, thanks

January 15, 2019

maybe you should try the "tips and notes" for the first skill. when starting a lesson, tap on the light bulb. you need to be on the web version (including via a mobile browser) to have access to the tips.

January 14, 2019

Fantastic, thank you!

January 15, 2019

yes, the desktop version is quite different than the mobile version in this way. This is excellent, thanks again.

January 16, 2019

arrgh, tried to google it and am now more overwhelmed than ever. :-)

January 14, 2019
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