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  Czech language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Czech ['ʧɛk] (čeština ['ʧɛʃ.cɪ.na]) is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak, Polish, Pomeranian (Kashubian), and Lusatian Sorbian.
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.
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.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Czech_language   (2563 words)

 AllRefer.com - Czech language (Language And Linguistics) - Encyclopedia
Standardization of the spelling and pronunciation of the language occurred during the Middle Czech period of the 15th and 16th cents., largely as a result of the work of John Huss, the celebrated Czech religious reformer, who made the Prague dialect the basis of his far-reaching linguistic reforms.
The domination of the Czechs by the Hapsburg rulers of Austria from 1620 to 1918 seriously hampered the development of the Czech language and literature, although a national literary revival began in the 18th cent.
Czech was one of two official languages (the other being Slovak) of Czechoslovakia, and remained the official language of the Czech Republic after Czechoslovakia was dissolved in 1993.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/C/Czechlan.html   (541 words)

 Czech Language - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Czech Language, language spoken by most of the inhabitants of the Czech Republic, written in the Roman alphabet.
The Czech Republic’s official language is Czech, which is closely related to Slovak (both use the Roman rather than the Cyrillic alphabet) and...
Czech literature, one of the oldest of the vernacular...
au.encarta.msn.com /Czech_Language.html   (106 words)

 czech language - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
The Czech language is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak, Polish, Pomeranian, and Sorbian.
Because of its complexity, Czech is said to be a difficult language to learn.
Czech's phonology may also be very difficult for speakers of many other languages.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/czech-language   (463 words)

 Czech Texans
For the Czechs, the retention of language, in addition to the establishment of farms, was key to their culture.
Czech language classes were started everywhere there were Czechs.
Czech communities, supported by strong fraternal and insurance organizations, still embrace wedding ceremonies, foods, music, and recent costume reproductions that are unmistakably European.
www.texancultures.utsa.edu /publications/texansoneandall/czech.htm   (597 words)

 Czech Language Encyclopedia @ Encyclopedia.LocalColorArt.com (Local Color Encyclopedia)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Most adult Czechs and Slovaks are able to understand each other without difficulty as they were routinely exposed to both languages on the national TV and radio until the splitting of Czechoslovakia.
For example the verb to ask "zeptat se" requires that the person being asked the question be in the genitive case (Zeptat se koho/čeho), and that the thing being asked about follow the preposition "na" and be in the accusative case (Zeptat se koho/čeho na koho/co).
For all numbers from 5 to infinity, the genitive plural is used when the noun would normally be in the nominative, accusative or vocative case: pět mužů.
encyclopedia.localcolorart.com /encyclopedia/Czech_language   (1814 words)

 Overview of the Czech Language to Help You Learn Czech
The Czech language is spoken in the Czech Republic.
Czech was formerly called Bohemian - an indication of its origins, because before the 14th century, Czech was looked down upon as a peasant language.
Czechs are quite formal in their use of language, especially when addressing one another.
www.transparent.com /languagepages/czech/overview.htm   (541 words)

 Czech language, alphabet and pronunciation
Czech is a Western Slavonic language spoken by about 12 million people in the Czech Republic.
The region where Czech is spoken is traditionally called Bohemia and was named after the Boii tribe who, according to Roman sources, have inhabited the area since at least the 1st century AD.
After many years of Austrian rule, during which German was the main language of literature and government, there was a revival of Czech literature at the end of the 18th century.
www.omniglot.com /writing/czech.htm   (466 words)

 Czech Language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
As a Slavic language Czech belongs to the eastern, or satem, division of Indo-European.
Czech has been influenced by a number of languages, especially Old Church Slavonic (introduced into the area by Constantine and Methodius in the 9th century), Latin (once the Pan-European language of learning), and German (the language of numerous colonists, as well as the main language of the Habsburg empire).
The language has been recorded, described, and analyzed in a number of grammars (the first grammar dating from 1533) and dictionaries (with the first dictionaries, written in verse, originating in the 2nd half of the 14th century).
scic.cec.eu.int /Main/enlargement/lan_pres/czech_01.htm   (963 words)

 History and Czech   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Czech language was repressed as people lost their pride in the Czech language.
I wonder if it is possible to hypothesize that many of the Czech people fled their homes, 55not only for freedom from oppression, but also to preserve their language for their children.
I do not speak Czech but it is a desire of mine to show my Grandmother the love I have for her language and my respect for the people who strove to preserve it, namely my great grandparents.
linguistics.byu.edu /classes/ling450ch/reports/czech.html   (2079 words)

 Travel guide - Czech Language. E-travel.cz - accommodation in hotels and apartments in Prague and the Czech Republic.
Czech language, language spoken by most of the inhabitants of the Czech Republic.
Czech can be a mean of other knowledge (when young people from Asia, Africa or Latin America comes to study at Universities in Czech Republic).
French r which is in French language rear sound but in Czech this consonant is fore sound (and rear pronunciation of r is considered between the Czechs as incorrect).
www.travel.cz /guide/252/index_en.html   (451 words)

 BBC Education - Languages
Czech is a Western Slavonic language, and is related to Slovak, Polish and Sorbian.
Czech is the official language in the Czech Republic.
Czech words and names appear in Latin manuscripts from the 10th century, but the first full piece of Czech is a 13th century 4-verse hymn:
www.bbc.co.uk /languages/european_languages/languages/czech.shtml   (120 words)

Anna Drozda from Omaha, Nebraska, is the first winner of this annual award in recognition of a third year Czech language student at the University of Nebraska for their contribution toward perpetuation of Czech and Slovak Heritage, Traditions and Culture in America.
Scholastically they must be achieving a high degree of accomplishment in their studies of the Czech language and in their future endeavors for society, demonstrate loyalty towards involvement in education, humanities and development of international betterment The award is in the amount of $500.00 and is presented at the Czech Language Foundation Annual Recognition Banquet.
Czech Language Instruction has been offered at UN-L since 1907, and is part of the Modern Languages Department.
www.unl.edu /CzechLanguageFoundation   (800 words)

 Czech language - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
As in all Slavic languages (except modern Bulgarian), many words (especially nouns, verbs, and adjectives) have many forms (inflections).
The use of Standard Czech in everyday situations is more frequent than in Bohemia and Moravians tend to say that they use "proper" language, unlike their Bohemian brothers.
Coding of Czech letters with accents (especially those with a háček) is not uniform and sometimes causes incorrect display and printing of texts.
voyager.in /Czech_language   (1494 words)

 Learn Czech Online - Write or Speak in Czech Language Exchange
A language exchange complements other forms of learning such as classroom, cultural immersion and multimedia, because you get to practice all that you have learned with native speakers in a safe and supportive environment.
Language exchange learning is also inexpensive because we provide free tips and conversation lesson plans that allow you to do a language exchange on your own.
Hi, my native language is Czech, but I speak fluently English and have good knowledge of German.
www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Czech.asp   (1069 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Due to its complexity it is said to be a difficult language to learn.
It shares these features with other Slavonic languages such as Russian.
For foreigners even spoken Czech may be very difficult.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/cz/czech_language.html   (159 words)

 Czech Translation - Translate Czech Language
Czech is the offical language of the Czech Republic, spoken by virtually the entire population of 10 million people.
It is closely related to Slovak, spoken in Slovakia, the two languages in fact being mutually intelligible.
Czech is a Slavic language written in the Roman script.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/czech.shtml   (330 words)

 Czech Language Studies: Language Schools, International Language Study Programs from GoAbroad.com
We are a Brussels language school specializing in Dutch, English, French and Spanish.
Private one-on-one tutor foreign language classes are provided by your teacher at your lodging.
Teachers are highly trained professionals with years of experience in the teaching of their language to foreigners.
www.languageschoolsguide.com /listings.cfm?fkForeignLang=4   (516 words)

 Learn Czech Now!
The Pimsleur Czech course immediately immerses you in a Czech conversation to help you grasp the syntax or structure of the Czech language.
If you go to a language school, you tend to go somewhere where they have a special theory about how language should be learned, and they impose that theory upon you.
Every language is cut to so close a pattern, that some linguists regard them basically as dialects of one language.
www.pimsleurapproach.com /learn-czech.asp   (2230 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Czech Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Czech or Bohemian language is spoken by that branch of the Indo-European Slavs who settled in Moravia and Bohemia about the fifth century after Christ.
During this the Czech language passed from its old form to the medieval stage, and this epoch may be called the golden age of Bohemian literature.
The German language gradually took the place of the Bohemian, and when, in 1774, Emperor Joseph II excluded it from the schools and from all public offices, it looked as if the Bohemian language was condemned to a gradual but sure death.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04598b.htm   (2125 words)

 BBC - h2g2 - A Brief Introduction to the Czech Language
Visitors to Prague and the Czech Republic may be intimidated by the apparent complexity of the local language and the names they encounter.
The Czech language is a type of Slavic, related to Bulgarian, Polish and Russian.
Czech words are stressed on the first syllable.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A1051732   (513 words)

 Language Log: Playing for the Dominican, skiing in Czech, working in Saudi
Even in the Czech language, the officially sanctioned appellation Česko has had decidedly mixed success, though it seems to have gained more acceptance over the past few years.
Others have started saying "Czech Republic" with no article, a la Ukraine, (which I also have trouble saying; I feel like I'm making fun of Slavs by omitting articles.) In any case, this is an interesting phenomenon.
The Czechs' problem with naming their country, in their own language or in others, seems to stem from the fact that Čechý (and its adjective český) historically refers only to that part of the Czech lands that non-Slavs know as "Bohemia" (or some version thereof).
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/002893.html   (1701 words)

 Amazon.com: Czech (Compact): Books: Pimsleur   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Yes, we definitely need a Pimsleur Czech 2 and 3, but we won't get it, I think, because the language isn't popular enough to return a profit on further courses, given the number of people who will give up on this first series without completing it.
First, get "New Czech Step by Step" by Lida Hola, a wonderfully illustrated Czech course with a workbook and CD, which again introduces you to Czech as it is spoken by Czechs, at the speed they speak it.
I do not know the days of the week, the months of the year, simple directions such as north, south, etc. I do not know how to ask someone what their name is. They were very good about teaching numbers, but they stopped at 297.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0671579126?v=glance   (2724 words)

 US.FULBRIGHTONLINE.ORG || Program Resources - Europe and Eurasia - Czech Republic
Language Knowledge of Czech is essential for successful completion of specific study plans (e.g., studies of Czech language, literature, history) or programs in Czech.
Czech language summer schools in the Czech Republic, covered by the Fulbright Commission, can be arranged for those applicants whose projects would require a higher Czech language proficiency.
Apart from Charles University, there are comparable opportunities for independent study and research at all Czech higher education institutions in and outside of Prague, such as Plzen, Ceske Budejovice, Liberec, Usti nad Labem, Ostrava, Opava, Olomouc, Brno, and at the institutions of the Czech Academy of Sciences.
us.fulbrightonline.org /program_country.php?id=27   (592 words)

 Czech language and culture
FROM WIKIPEDIA The Czech language is one of the West Slavic languages, along with Slovak, Polish, Pomeranian (extinct), and Lusatian Sorbian.
The teaching of Polish was added in 1943, with lectureships in Czech and Polish established in 1949 and the Chair of Slavonic Languages and Literatures in 1974.
Located in one of the University's newest buildings (completed in 1984), which also houses a modern Language Centre with the most up-to-date equipment for the teaching and learning of foreign languages, the Department is now acknowledged as a centre of excellence in the field of Slavonic Studies.
www.lonweb.org /link-czech.htm   (2027 words)

 Czech - English Language Translation - English - Czech Language Translator Service for Legal & Medical Foreign Language ...
With a rapid advent of new technology in many fields of knowledge in the last decade, neither Czech linguists nor technical experts have been able to keep up with the flood of business and technical concepts and terms, which originally were only available in English.
Due to this trend, the professional English-Czech translators, based in the United States, sometimes have to defend the quality of their work against the encroachment of non-standard terminology, as well as against zealous overediting by in-country representatives, who are not linguists per se.
In the most controversial cases, be prepared to invite a neutral bilingual company employee to serve as an arbiter between the editor and the translator.
www.languagealliance.com /czech-translations   (423 words)

 C^es^tina pro cestovatele (English) Foreign Languages
Here is one Czech Pronunciation Guide (in English only), and another guide to Czech Pronunciation (in English), und Tschechische Aussprache (auf Deutsch).
Czech has two accents which HTML cannot accomodate: when a letter is followed by a ^ (for example c^) it means there is an upsidedown caret on top of the letter (
Another list of Czech phrases with sounds is in the Essential Czech page.
www.travlang.com /languages/cgi-bin/langchoice.cgi?page=main&lang1=english&lang2=czech   (263 words)

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