Pronouncing my name
By popular demand, here’s how to pronounce my given name (Szabolcs). Despite its intimidating written appearance, the pronunciation follows simple rules. Just keep in mind that Hungarian uses digraphs for certain phonemes. The combinations sz and cs are treated as indivisible units and they are distinct parts of the Hungarian alphabet.
Using IPA notation, Szabolcs is pronounced as /ˈsɒboltʃ/.
- Sz, like S in Sam
- a, like a in what (British pronunciation)
- b, like b in Bob
- o, like oh, but short and not a diphthong
- l, like l in lake
- cs, like Ch in China