SLOVENIAN ALPHABET AND PRONUNCIATION
The Slovenian alphabet has 25 letters. It does not have the letters W, Q, X, Y. But you have to learn three new letters: È (pronounced as ch in English), © (sh), and ® (zh, as in azure). The mark above the letters is called a carrot, or, in Slovenian, stre¹ica (literally: little roof).
Listen carefully to the following words for pronunciation. If a given letter has several phonetic values, then examples and similar English sounds are given for each.
|B||biti to be||to be|
|C||cena price||tse-tse fly|
|H||hi¹a house||Spanish Juan|
|I||vidim I see||see|
|J||jej! eat!||Yankee, hey|
|K||kam where to||kick|
L and V at the end of a word or before another consonant are pronounced like English w:
D and ® together are pronounced like English j: