Let's start from the very beginning in learning Slovak language! What is more important than to know the alphabet of the one's language? There are some unique letters which are not appearing in English or any other languages. Together, you will learn 46 letters!
Here is the full list of all Slovak letters:
A, Á, Ä, B, C, Č, D, Ď, DZ, DŽ, E, É, F, G, H, CH, I, Í, J, K, L Ĺ, Ľ, M, N, Ň, O, Ó, Ô, P, Q, R, Ŕ, S, Š, T, Ť, U, Ú, V, W, X, Y, Ý, Z, Ž.
We can also say, that the Slovak alphabet is divided into 3 groups:
*created in combination with diacritics:
As in any other languages, Slovak alphabet is also divided to vowels and consonants. There are 14 vowels and 32 consonants.
14 vowels consist of short, long and special ones.
As you could see from the list above, long vowels are pronounced the same way as the short ones, just for a little bit longer time.
32 consonants are divided into 3+ groups as well:
+special without a group: ĺ, q, ŕ, w, x
As we indicated at the beginning, there are some special letters, which do not appear in English alphabet.
|five||a horse||a boy|
The pronunciation of the Slovak letters will be explained in the topic of next lesson.
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