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z_darius 14 | 3,968  
28 Oct 2007 /  #1
Questions about pronunciation of some Polish words are not unusual on this forum. I think it might be useful to expand the list of file extensions for uploads by adding mp3, ogg and wav. Uploading a 1 or 2 second sound bite would certainly be more useful than trying to twist English sounds around Polish ones to try explain how one pronounces "szczygiel" in Polish
Wroclaw 44 | 5,387  
28 Oct 2007 /  #2
I disagree. Some people find it easier to base sounds and pronunciation on written examples. And besides we already have an audio/video thread for the Polish alphabet.
OP z_darius 14 | 3,968  
28 Oct 2007 /  #3
Some people find it easier to base sounds and pronunciation on written examples.

Some, yes. All?
Look at them English speaking members of this forum looking for audio materials. Does it give you a hint?

And besides we already have an audio/video thread for the Polish alphabet.

The alphabet alone isn't even the beginning of the story. What I had in mind was individual requests for pronunciation. These could be even automatically deleted after some predefined time, if storage space is at premium.
telefonitika  
28 Oct 2007 /  #4
yeah but janusz has done some youtube videos featuring the alphabet and words that have the polish sounds in :)
Admin 32 | 1,529   Administrator
28 Oct 2007 /  #5
Uploading a 1 or 2 second sound bite would certainly be more useful than trying to twist English sounds around Polish ones to try explain how one pronounces "szczygiel" in Polish

OK, but the question is who would be willing to record and upload it..?
OP z_darius 14 | 3,968  
28 Oct 2007 /  #6
No guarantees. Just like there is no guarantee someone will post a transliteration of a polish sound.

Recording a one or two second sound bite certainly takes less effort than the great work Janusz posted on youtube. On one occasion I was actually ready to upload a brief sound (szczygiel). I'm pretty sure others would follow.
Admin 32 | 1,529   Administrator
28 Oct 2007 /  #7
Recording a one or two second sound bite certainly takes less effort than the great work Janusz posted on youtube. On one occasion I was actually ready to upload a brief sound (szczygiel). I'm pretty sure others would follow.

Well, there's a great and free for samples (for now at least) tool to help with Polish pronunciation - ivosoftware.com/ivonaonline.php

You may enter any Polish word there to hear it.

Here is the word "szczygiel" -
Admin
OP z_darius 14 | 3,968  
28 Oct 2007 /  #8
Great! Perhaps that should even be a sticky in one of the Polish language sub-forums.
It will be a of great help to all those trying to learn Polish.

Thanks.

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