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Polish pronunciation for Christmas Carol


Bobbie 1 | -
10 Dec 2012 #1
We have a new Polish priest and would like to sing a song he enjoys for Christmas called:

Przybiezeli do Betlejem

I can't find anything on the internet to tell us how to pronounce the Polish words. I tried a website but do not have the ability to enter the entire text. I'm looking for written phonetics in English so that we can do a good job of singing it for him.

The YouTube videos let us hear it, but it's difficult to figure each word's pronunciation exactly.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Bobbie
Ziutek 9 | 160
10 Dec 2012 #2
I think you will have a hard time finding the text transcribed into English phonetics, not least because
there's not a one-to-one correspondence between the sounds of Polish and the sounds of English.
However, there is a web site called ivona which lets you type the text and a voice reads it out.
Although it is computerised, the quality pronunciation is very high. (Test it with English and see).
You can type in small fragments at time if you like, in order to concentrate on copying the sounds correctly.
Marysienka 1 | 195
10 Dec 2012 #3
You can even type bits
"Przy - bie - że - li do Be - tle - jem pa - ste - rze" to hear it more clearly, as accents are different in songs than in real speech.

Very important are ł ę ą ś ć ź ń ż ó
Also you are up to a challenge as it is a fast carol.
Lenka 3 | 2,731
11 Dec 2012 #4
Also you are up to a challenge as it is a fast carol.

And hard in pronounciation.The word "przybieżeli" says it all :D.
Either way-good luck.It's a nice gesture.


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