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Czech is spoken on a daily basis in: Czech Republic

Encyclopedia resources on Czech
Czech language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...tested with lower- and uppercase). [ edit ] See also: Czech alphabet , háÄ?ek [ edit ] External links Czech language edition of Wikipedia [ edit ] Dictionaries Online dictionary Multilingual Dictionary Project ...

Slovak language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...from it both phonetically and grammatically. However, the Slovak did not arise from the Czech language (neither from the Old nor from the Middle Czech) and the Czech language started to penetrate to ...

Czech people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...and other countries. They speak the Czech language , which is closely related to the Slovak language . The Czechs are descendants of ancient Slavic tribes who inhabited the region of Bohemia from the 6th ...

Bohemia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Renewed Constitution" of 1627 (by which German was introduced as the second official language), Czech language was the official language of the Kingdom, although both German and Latin were widely ...

German language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...still survive in parts of Romania , the Czech Republic , Hungary , and above all Russia , Kazakhstan ... Grammar of the German Language (1904, 1922) — the most complete and authoritative work in English ...

Category:Pages containing IPA - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...language Czech language D Dacian language Dahalo language Dalmatian language Damin Danish language Danish phonology Defaka User:Dennis Valeev Dental click Dental consonant Dental ejective Dental nasal DevanÄ?garÄ« ...

Romany language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...and their language belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European language group. It was ... local e.g. loanwords from Slovak and Czech incorporated into Carpathian Romany. [ edit ] Distribution ...

Polish language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...language. The three languages, along with Upper and Lower Sorbian , Czech and Slovak , belong to the West branch of Slavic languages ... language słownik polski - polish dictionary 1,000 free multi-choice ...

Czech Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia for a pop-up overview of English-language content Radio Prague - website of the English service of Czech Radio Senate website , in English Czech Forum , about all the different aspects of the Czech ...

Velvet Divorce - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Slovak, so that young Czech people now have a much lower understanding of the Slovak language. The Czech TV news, however, recently started to reintroduce Slovak-language coverage from Slovakia. Also ...

Academic resources on Czech
TABLE OF CONTENTS, 2005 General information about the Czech Republic and practical tidbits for travelers - since 1994. (The TOP 5% INTERNET SITE rating awarded by the Lycos ...

Newport University
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Internat. Assoc. of Teachers of Czech
The countries of Central Europe: the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. (Click on the picture to see a larger version.) updated 8/24/05 ...

ACM Central European Studies Program
The countries of Central Europe: the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. (Click on the picture to see a larger version.) updated 8/24/05 ...

Yamada Language Center: Czech WWW guide
All about Czech Language and Culture Czech Language - at Lessons, phrases, idioms. Includes sound. Little Czech Primer - a picture-aided Czech primer, good ... Czech and Slovak
...the rules for Czech pronunciation are perfectly consistent and unambiguous, so with the aid of this guide as a reference, you should never have difficulty pronouncing a Czech name. The Slovak ...

Yamada Language Center: Czech Fonts
...simple bitmapped font, it is equipped with all of the proper additional diacritics for the Czech written system. Download Greg's Czech (9 k) For Macintosh Hradcany Another bitmapped font capable of ...

REENIC: Czech Republic
Basic facts about Czech Republic Internet searching tools (search engines, internet guides, etc.) Area study centers (teaching and research) Associations (professional, non ...

Grey Art Gallery
TEXAS CZECH POLKA BANDS Vote us the Top 50 Czech Website! The following Texas Czech band schedules are correct to my knowledge. Please send any updated information to me at email: orsaktim ...

TEXAS CZECH POLKA BANDS Vote us the Top 50 Czech Website! The following Texas Czech band schedules are correct to my knowledge. Please send any updated information to me at email: orsaktim ...

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Government resources on Czech
CIA - The World Factbook -- Czech Republic
...the country underwent a "velvet divorce" into its two national components, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The Czech Republic joined NATO in 1999 and the European Union in 2004. Geography ...

International Constitutional Law: Czech Republic (Universität Bern Institut für Öffentliches Recht) offers English translation and background notes EXECUTIVE ...

Czech Republic
Foreign Entry Requirements brochure for more information on the Czech Republic and other countries. Visit the Embassy of the Czech Republic web site at for the most current ...

Home - U.S. Embassy in Prague
2005’ award ceremony organized by the Czech Donors Forum, an association of national foundations that promotes corporate giving in the Czech Republic. (more) International Relations Expert Speaks at ...

Czech Republic Weather
Most recently observed weather conditions for Czech Republic Select a location Brno / Turany Holesov Karlovy Vary Kunovice Liberec Ostrava / Mosnov Praha / Ruzyne Go to another country Select a ...

Czech Republic (08/05)
...about the land, people, history, government, political conditions, economy, foreign relations of Czech Republic. Bureau of Public Affairs > Electronic Information and ...
Sources for this report include: BBC; CIA World Factbook; Czech News Agency; Global Insight; Economist Intelligence Unit; Financial Times; Hungarian News Agency; International Energy Agency ...

NWS Internet Weather Source
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Czech Republic: Selected Internet Resources (Portals to the World ...
Selected Internet Resources: Czech Republic. Portals to the World contain selective links providing authoritative, in-depth information about the nations and other areas of the world. They are ...

".org" resources on Czech
Czech Republic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
History of the Czech lands From prehistoric times, archaeologists have found evidence of human settlers in the area. From the 3rd century BC Celtic migrations, the Boii (see Bohemia ) and later in the 1st ...

National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library (NCSML) - Cedar Rapids, Iowa ...
The National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library is the foremost institution in the United States that preserves and interprets Czech and Slovak history and culture. The National Czech & Slovak Museum ...
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Czech Heritage Society of Texas Index
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Home Page
The Official Web site of the Czech Collectors Association Dedicated to Austrian, Bohemian, and Czechoslovakian Decorative Arts This site is currently under construction. Please ...

The Little Czech Primer
The Little Czech Primer is a growing collection of Czech vocabulary words, illustrated to show their meaning. All text and images copyright 1997-2005 by Owen Leonard [email protected]

Czech language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
...given interdialect, remnants of old local dialect, some Standard Czech forms and sometimes also Common Czech. The use of Standard Czech in everyday situations is more frequent than in Bohemia and ...

@CSAGSI: The Web Page of the Czech & Slovak American Genealogy Society ...
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Minnesota Czech Country Home Page
Czech area tourism web site. Area Events Cemeteries Churches Culture/ Heritage Dining and Lodging Government Health Care Historic Sites Libraries Maps Parks and Recreation Schools Vitame Vas! Welcome To ...

Czech Republic / Slovakia Travel Forum & Bulletin Board
The Czech Republic / Slovakia Travel Information Forum. Bulletin board where travellers / travelers can get and give help / advice / information regarding areas like Brno, Ceske Budejovice, Cesky ...

Commercial resources on Czech

Czech ['??k] (ceština ['???.c?.na]) is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak, Polish, Pomeranian (Kashubian), and Lusatian Sorbian. It is spoken by most people in the Czech Republic and by Czechs all over the world (about 12 million native speakers in total). Czech is very close to Slovak and, to a lesser degree, to Polish. Czech and Slovak are usually mutually intelligible, however people born after ~1985 may have difficulty understanding the few words that differ significantly, or understanding fast spoken language. Most adult Czechs and Slovaks are able to understand each other without difficulty as they were routinely exposed to both languages on Czechoslovak national TV and radio until the dissolution of Czechoslovakia in 1993.

As in most Slavic languages (except modern Bulgarian and Macedonian), many words (especially nouns, verbs, and adjectives) have many forms (inflections). In this regard, Czech and the Slavic languages are closer to their Indo-European origins than other languages in the same family that have lost much inflection. Moreover, in Czech the rules of morphology are extremely irregular and many forms have official, colloquial and sometimes semi-official variants. The word order serves similar function as emphasis and articles in English. Often all the permutations of words in a clause are possible. While the permutations mostly share the same meaning, it is nevertheless different, because the permutations differ in the topic-focus articulation. As an example we can show: Ceši udelali revoluci (The Czechs made a revolution), Revoluci udelali Ceši (It was the Czechs who made the revolution), and Ceši revoluci udelali (The Czechs did make a revolution).

The phonology of Czech may also be very difficult for speakers of other languages. For example, some words do not appear to have vowels: zmrzl (froze to death), ztvrdl (hardened), scvrkl (shrunk), ctvrthrst (quarter-handful), blb (fool), vlk (wolf), and smrt (death). A popular example of this is the phrase "strc prst skrz krk" meaning "stick a finger through your throat" or "Smrž pln skvrn zvlhl z mlh." meaning "Morel full of spots wetted from fogs". The consonants l and r, however, function as sonorants and thus fulfill the role of a vowel (a similar phenomenon also occurs in American English, for example bird is pronounced as [brd] with a syllabic r). It also features the consonant r, a phoneme that is said to be unique to Czech and quite difficult for foreigners to pronounce. To a foreign ear, it sounds very similar to zh, though a better approximation could be rolled (trilled) r combined with zh, which was incidentally sometimes used as an orthography for this sound (rž) for example in the royal charter of Rudolf II, Holy Roman Emperor from 1609. The phonetic description of the sound is "a raised alveolar non-sonorant vibrant" which can be either voiceless (terminally or next to a voiceless consonant) or voiced (elsewhere), the IPA transcription being [r?], however this is contested as not representing the r sound properly.


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