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Pronunciation of "lepiej"


chaza 50 | 253
15 Jan 2010 #1
hi guys, another one for you, take the example of lepziej, i know the j is pronounced y, so would i be correct in saying lepzi.....ay, and equally najlepziej would be , nay..lepzi...ay.

is that right

chaza
Sildar - | 34
15 Jan 2010 #2
lepiay

but remember that the proper writing in polish is lepiej, najlepiej, lepszy etc.

Record your voice and send us link to it :)

Simon
OP chaza 50 | 253
15 Jan 2010 #3
so i dont sound the z in them either, leiay and naylepiay.

chaza
strzyga 2 | 993
15 Jan 2010 #4
because there is no z in them: lepiej, najlepiej.

I think you've confused them with lepszy, najlepszy, which are adjectives. Lepiej and najlepiej are adverbs (they answer the question: how?)
OP chaza 50 | 253
15 Jan 2010 #5
i have another bit of confusion, in a conj set are words that end in ieć, which tells me that jeść belongs here, which give endings,

em
esz
e
in another set with words ending in ść, give me endings in
ę
isz
i
what is the difference, and would the word i eat be jeśę or jem
i dont undertsand this one at all.

chaza
lowfunk99 10 | 397
15 Jan 2010 #6
It depends on if they are regular or irregular.

Swan has a new book out that tells a lot about it.
strzyga 2 | 993
15 Jan 2010 #7
jem, jesz, je, jemy, jecie, jedzą
OP chaza 50 | 253
16 Jan 2010 #8
thanks strzyga, can you offer any explanation as to why it doesnt go with the 2nd conj group.

chaza
strzyga 2 | 993
16 Jan 2010 #9
no, sorry, I can't ;) I've never had to learn Polish conjugation groups.
Probably it's some exception.
nincompoop_not 2 | 192
16 Jan 2010 #10
so i dont sound the z in them either, leiay and naylepiay.

becuase there's a difference between lepiej and lepszej
najlepiej and najlepszej

lepiej - better (better to do things this way/you do it better)
lepszej/lepszego -better- meaning - there's no better way than this; there's no better guy/woman than him/her

najlepiej - the best - the best is to choose the best answers from the poll; better leave this problem to...

najlepszej/najlepszego - the best/ all the best/ to the best person ever
OP chaza 50 | 253
16 Jan 2010 #11
i see what you are saying and thats undertsood, i work upto that at some point, so, do i sound the 'z'.
would they both sound like,
nay...lep..yay,
lep..yay,
nay...lep..psheego,
nay...lep..pshay.

chaza
strzyga 2 | 993
16 Jan 2010 #12
More or less so.
You don't hear "z" in these words as its "sz", pronounced roughly as English "sh".
Check out other threads in this section, there was a link somewhere to a website where you can check Polish pronunciation (you get male/female voices pronouncing words).
OP chaza 50 | 253
16 Jan 2010 #13
thanks for that, its coming together, i'm working my way through these conjugations. they take a bit of getting used to.

chaza


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