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Guide to Pronunciation
AS TOLD BY THE NATIVE SPEAKER
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non-native speaker, the proper pronunciation of words in a foreign
language may be a daunting task. Many of us can remember traveling to a
foreign country and trying unsuccessfully to communicate with others in
their native tongue. Here, an effort has been made to aid those interested
in learning the correct pronunciation of the Magyar language, using the
names of some of Hungary's towns and cities. As in the other lists of this
Pronunciation Guide tutorial, the town names spoken here are done so by a
the country of Hungary. This list, as well as the others, will hopefully be augmented over time.
The list below represents just a few towns and cities located in the Hungary both of today and before World War II. Each name is spoken once, and then is repeated several seconds later.
These pronunciations have been placed within a single sound "clip" (wav file.) You will have to listen to the one-minute clip from the beginning, but may be able to pause or play it again depending on your computer's media player. The main language in Hungary is called "Magyar."
The particular towns and cities listed below have been chosen because, for the most part, their names appear within the Museum's website. Left-click onto the earphones icon to begin the recording. Because the sound clip is a rather large one, it may or may not take a some time to fully download, depending on the speed of your computer. Good luck!
consonant and vowel table
shown above adapted from:
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