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"Wszystko w porządku?" - How do you Say? I can't hear the "w" sound.


newyorkpolish
30 Jan 2017 #1
Wszystko w porządku?

I just started learning Polish and have tried some audio translators online but I can't hear the "w" sound. Is it silent or just very quickly said?

My language is English from New York.

Thank you.
Atch 17 | 3,305
30 Jan 2017 #2
If you mean the 'w' in the middle between the two main words, no, it's not silent. It's just said very quickly. If you imagine that it's one word 'wporządku' that might help.
Ziemowit 13 | 4,243
30 Jan 2017 #3
Both 'w' are devoiced (and may sound very weak) in front of the voiceless consonant.
OP newyorkpolish
30 Jan 2017 #4
Thank you Atch, I thought it was not silent and said the way you explained it by saying fast like wporządku. It explains a lot, thank you to everyone.
Lyzko 25 | 7,016
30 Jan 2017 #5
Sometimes, certain consonants sound as though they are merged with the following letter! Wszystko w porządku looks "phonetically" like FSHISTKAW V PAWZHAWNTKOO to an English native speaker:-)

This happens a lot in spoken in Polish!


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