Journal of the International Phonetic Association

Phonetic Representation Illustrations of the IPA


Tamás Szendea1

a1 Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, P.O. Box 19, H-1250 Budapest, Hungary

The style of speech illustrated is that of Educated Colloquial Hungarian of the 1990's as spoken in Budapest. Historically, Standard Hungarian is based on the Eastern dialect, which became a supra-dialectal high prestige variety during the 18th century. The speech on the recording is that of a male speaker in his fifties with an academic background, using a somewhat advanced style of speech as spoken in a formal communicative situation.