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SLOVAK DIPHTHONGS


Slovak has four diphthongs: ia, ie, iu, ô [uo].
The short movement from the first segment to the second one is characteristic for them. All the diphthongs are ascending. It means the second element is pronounced more clearly than the first one. They count as long vowels.

 

Learn the pronunciation of Slovak diphthongs now:
IA piatok, žiak, viac, robia
IE rieka, viem, miesto, biely
IU tretiu, staršiu, námestiu
Ô ôsmy, nôž, stôl, môžem