An Anthology of Modern Bohemian Poetry/Note on the Pronunciation of Bohemian Names
Note on the Pronunciation of Bohemian Names.
The chief Bohemian sounds which require notice are:—
ž=French j as in jour.
ř=French rg as in berger (approximately).
c=ts.ch is a guttural sound as in the Scottish "loch."
The acute accent over a vowel denotes length. ů—long u. The letters "r" and "l" between consonants form a syllable without any. The name Vrchlický, for example, is divided up thus:
The main accent falls in Bohemian on the first syllable of a word.