Strč prst skrz krk
The sentence is well known for being a semantically and syntactically valid clause without a single vowel, the nucleus of each syllable being a syllabic r, a common feature among many Slavic languages. It is often used as an example of such a phrase when learning Czech or Slovak as a foreign language.
In fact, both Czech and Slovak have two syllabic liquid consonants, the other being syllabic l. (There is also the syllabic bilabial nasal m in sedm in Czech.) As a result, there are plenty of words without vowels. Examples of long words of this type are scvrnkls, čtvrthrst, and čtvrtsmršť, the latter two being artificial occasionalisms.
- Le virelangue - jazykolam : strč prst skrz krk. Radio Prague (in French).
- Wilson, James (2010). Moravians in Prague: A Sociolinguistic Study of Dialect Contact in the Czech Republic. ISBN 9783631586945.
- http://www.ujc.cas.cz/jazykova-poradna/porfaq.html#nej Archived March 9, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
- Francis Tapon (May 22, 2017). "Czechia Has Won The Czech Republic Name Debate"". Forbes.
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