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Would like to know do you know the consonants in Slovenian language? In articulatory phonetics, a Slovenian consonant is really a speech sound that’s articulated using total as well as partial closure in the vocal region. The word consonant is also used to talk about a letter of a Slovenian alphabet which represents a consonant sound. Learn More

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Slovenian Consonants in Alphabet

There are twenty consonants in Slovene. They can be voiced or unvoiced. They are pronounced as they are spelled (refer to the alphabet).
Bthe 'b' in "best" [end of a word 'p' sound]; "bdenje" (vigil)
Cthe 'ts' in "bets"; "car" (tsar)
Čthe 'ch' in "chocolate"; "čmrlj" (bumble-bee)
Dthe 'd' in "day" [end of a word 't' sound]; "daljava" (distance)
the 'j' in "jeep"; "džumbus" (noise)
Fthe 'f' in "far"; "fižol" (beans)
Gthe 'g' in "go" [end of a word 'k' sound]; galeb (sea-gull)
Hthe 'h' in "heat"; "hajduk" (bandit)
Jthe 'y' in "Yankee"; "Jugoslavija" (Yugoslavia)
Kthe 'k' in "kick"; "kamra" (bedroom in Slovene farm houses)
Lthe 'l' in "left", [but 'w' before another consonant or at the end of a word]; "letališče" (airport)
Ljthe 'li' in "battalion"; "ljubka" (dapper (female form))
Mthe 'm' in "mom"; "mah" (moss)
Nthe 'n' in "nothing"; pronounced like a Spanish ñ as in "Señor" after an an i; a common trait among Slavs. ni [nyee]; "nitje" (niti)
Njthe 'n' in "news"; "njiva" (field)
Pthe 'p' in "path"; "patos" (ecstazy)
Rthe 'r' in trilled like spanish 'r' in "rico", or 'er' when used as a vowel; "rjutje" (roar)
Sthe 's' in "seven"; "shramba" (closet)
Šthe 'sh' in "shock"; "ščetka" (brush)
Tthe 't' in "taxi"; "tovariš" (comrade)
Vthe 'v' in "vase" [after a vowel or before a consonant is 'w' sound, by itself is 'oo' sound], "včasih" (sometimes)
Zthe 'z' in "zero"; "zlato" (gold)
Žthe 'su' in "pleasure" or 'ge' in "garage"; "žrtev" (victim)
The voiced consonants are b, d, g, j, l, m, n, r, v, z, ž.The unvoiced consonants are c, č, f, h, k, p, s, š, t.

Slovenian Diphthongs in Alphabet

The Slovene diphthongs are generally considered phonemically as combinations of two phonemes, a vowel and /j/ or a vowel and [w] (often written as [u]. The Slovene phonetic diphthongs are [ew, Ew, aw, Ow, ej, oj, Oj, aj, uj]. The diphthongs [aw] and [aj] can safely be used as equivalents of the English /aU/ and /aI/.
ajLike the word "eye"
ejLike 'ay' in "pay"
ojLike 'oy' in "toy"
ujLike 'wee' in "week"
aeLike 'a' in "father" and 'e' in "empty"
ijaLike 'ia' in "Lydia"
ijeLike 'ie' in the Spanish word "miedo"
njesimilar to the Spanish sound 'ñe' in "muñeco" [nyeh]
ljas 'lee' in "leek"
djaas the 'dia' in "Lydia" [dyah]
kjeas the quie' in the Spanish word "quiero" [kyeh]

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