Fenek wrote:Hi, Car!
I am not surprised that you found Polish pronunciation confusing, it's really difficult.
I can confirm that Polish "c" is usually pronounced like German "z".
However, there are some rules that can bring about change of the pronunciation of 'c':
1) The letter "i" softens the preceding consonant. That's why "c" followed by "i" is pronounced like Polish "ć".
2) Voiceless consonants preceding voiced consonants may turn into the corresponding voiced consonants. So "c" followed by a voiced consonant is pronounced like Polish "dz".
Ryan was right, Polish "dż" (don't mistake it for dź!) is pronounced like English "j" in "James".
Again, the pronunciation of "dż" may be different in some positions. "dż" is pronounced like its voiceless correspondent consonant, i.e. Polish "cz", when it is followed by a voiceless consonant or it stands at the end of a word.
Car wrote:Cześć a dziękuje, Fenek!
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