Learning any language begins with its pronunciation. I would appreciate if anyone could evaluate whether the reading of a very simple text sounds Czech and whether there are pronunciation rules that were breached. You can download the file from here:
Sadly, even if most Czech sounds correspond well to their Latvian counterparts, the unusual combination of alveolar and palatal consonants ruins everything. I had to repeat several sentences 20 or even 30 times so that my [t, d, n] are not retroflex ("Indian English" type). Please tell me if I succeeded.