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Examples of sz
- These examples are Kashubian words that use the letter sz, with the English translation following.
- szãtopiérz = bat
- szczawa = sorrel
- szczãka = jaw
- szczëka = pike
- szerszéń = hornet
Sz is the thirty-second letter of the Hungarian alphabet. Its name is (using English pronunciation with letter romanization) "ess" in the alphabet. It represents /s/. Thus, names like Liszt are pronounced /list/ list.
In Hungarian, even if two characters are put together to make a different sound, they are considered one letter (a true digraph), and even acronyms keep the letter intact.
Hungarian usage of s and sz are the reverse of the Polish usage. In Hungarian, s represents /ʃ/ (a sound similar to /ʂ/). Therefore, the Hungarian capital of Budapest is natively pronounced (/ˈbudɒpɛʃt/), rhyming with standard English fleshed rather than pest.
There is also a zs in Hungarian, which is the last (forty-fourth) letter of the alphabet, following z.
- These examples are Hungarian words that use the letter sz, with the English translation following.
- szabó = tailor
- szép = beautiful
- szikla = rock
- szőke = blonde
- szülő = parent
In the Wade–Giles system of Romanization of Chinese, 〈sz〉 (or alternatively 〈ss〉) is used to represent /s/ before the "empty rime". See Wade–Giles → Empty rime.