phonetic question

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phonetic question

Postby Lietmotiv » 2009-01-30, 22:30

I started learning Polish again,because I cannot resist.
Is there any chance to pronounce that special 'L' like L? I just cannot pronounce it like a long UU.

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Re: phonetic question

Postby arti » 2009-01-30, 22:50

I don't know where the problem is. I see you know English so you are able to pronounce "why, what, white, when" etc. All those words begin on Polish "Ł". We pronounce those words as they would be written in Polish as: łaj, łot, łajt, łen.
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Re: phonetic question

Postby Lietmotiv » 2009-01-30, 23:19

I was told that is some sort of long 'u'

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Re: phonetic question

Postby BezierCurve » 2009-01-31, 0:17

If you have some more questions regarding the pronunciation - have a look there. It's a text-to-speech thing (I think there is also a Romanian pronunciation option, so you can pass that link to whoever wants to speak Romanian).


Yes, yes, I know I've put that link ten times before
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Re: phonetic question

Postby Quetzalcoatl » 2009-01-31, 0:36

AndreiB wrote:I was told that is some sort of long 'u'



Forget that, please. "Ł" is exactly pronounced like an English "w" and I am sure this sound also occurs in Romanians, especially in diphthongs and triphthongs.

edit:

/we/ piuez /piˈwez/ 'I felt (a fabric)', înşeuez /ɨn.ʃeˈwez/ 'I saddle (a horse)'
/wa/ băcăuan /bə.kəˈwan/ 'inhabitant of Bacău', ziua /ˈzi.wa/ 'the day'
/wə/ două /ˈdo.wə/ 'two (fem.)', plouă /ˈplo.wə/ 'it rains'
/wɨ/ plouând /ploˈwɨnd/ 'raining', ouând /oˈwɨnd/ 'laying (eggs)'


same sound ;)

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Re: phonetic question

Postby Lietmotiv » 2009-01-31, 0:46

Thank you Gruszka,now it's clear for me.


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