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Croatian Language Chronology

Written 03.12.2009. 10:52
Pronunciation basics:

Č, č-as the "ch" in "check
Ć, ć-no English equivalent. Place the tip of the tongue behind the lower front teeth and try to produce a "mixed sound" between the "ch" of "check" and the "t" (actually "ty") of British English "tune". As it were, a “soft” č.
DŽ, dž-as the "j" in English "jar"
Đ, đ-no English equivalent. Place the tip of the tongue behind the lower front teeth and try to produce a "mixed sound" between the "j" of "jar" and the "d" (actually "dy") of British English "duke". A “soft” dž.
LJ, lj-as the British English pronunciation of the "lli" in "million", i.e., with a "clear 'l'" followed by a short "y"-sound
NJ, nj-as the "ni" in "onion", i.e., an "n" followed by a short "y"-sound
Š, š-as the "sh" in English "ship"
Ž, ž-as the "s" in "measure" or the "zh" in "Zhivago"


Nota bene:

Č,č-ch
Š,š-sh
Ž,ž-zh


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