The Polish Alphabet
The sounds and symbols of Polish
James Paul Wallis
Unlock the mysteries of Polish spelling and pronunciation!
Whether you’re new to Polish and need to find out what sounds the letters make, or you’ve been learning a while but want to improve your pronunciation, this book is for you.
- all the letter sounds
- letter combinations
- mouth position diagrams
- how to type special characters
Sounds are described in plain language, along with phonetic symbols for those that want them. Plus, all the example words and sounds in the book are available to hear online – see the videos below.
|134 × 216 mm, 5.5 × 8.5"
Listen to the sounds (video series)
Below is the video series that accompanies the book The Polish Alphabet.
While the book gives simple descriptions of how to pronounce the Polish sounds (for example, the Polish c is like the ts in cats)
and phonetic symbols (for example, a Polish c would be /ts/), the videos have recordings of the sounds so you can actually hear them.
For best results, watch with the book open!
2. Basic letter sounds
3. Letter combinations
4. Advanced pronunciation
8. Putting it all together
The rolled r
As mentioned in the book, if you’re struggling to pick up the rolled r, a video tutorial may help. Here are two examples:
You can find more videos on sites like YouTube. Try searching for something like “How to roll your rs“.
Special Polish characters to copy
The Polish Alphabet details different ways to type the special Polish accented letters and other symbols.
As the book says, one simple approach is to copy and paste the characters from a webpage.
Feel free to copy anything you need from here: