NOTE

GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION

Pronunciation of Hungarian is based on fixed rules to which there is no exception.

The accent in all Hungarian words (or in the case of compounds, in all self-contained components) is on the first syllable. There is no exception to this rule even in the case of imported words.

Hungarian letters are pronounced as follows:1

Letter Pronounced as Letter Pronounced as
ao in "hot" nyn in "tenure"
áa in "father" oo in "form"
b in English óo in "note"
cts in "lets" öi in "girl" (German ö)
csch in "church" ō+̋i in "sir"
d in English p in English
ee in "bet" q in English
éa in "date" r in English (always audible)
f in English ssh in "show"
gg in "give" szs in "us"
gyd in "verdure" t in English
hh in "hot" tyt in "tune"
ii in "winter" uoo in "book"
íee in "feet" úoo in "moon"
jy in "yet" üu in French "rue"
k in English ū+̋ above but longer
l in English v in English
lyll in "allure" wv in "verve"
ljll in "allure" x in English
m in English yy in "grassy"
n in English zz in "zone"
zss in "pleasure"
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1
Although no accents are used in this volume, the pronunciation of accented letters is included here.

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  • East-Central Europe under the Communists ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Foreword v
  • Preface ix
  • Contents x
  • Maps xii
  • Note xiii
  • I - Introduction 1
  • 1 - Hungary in History 2
  • 2 - Hungary in International Affairs since 1945 17
  • II - Geography and Demography 33
  • 3 - The Land 34
  • 4 - The People 45
  • III - The Government 73
  • 5 - The Constitutional System and Government 74
  • 6 - The Party and Political Organizations 104
  • 7 - State Security 132
  • 8 - Propaganda and Information Media 151
  • IV - Literature and Education 167
  • 9 - Literature and the Arts 168
  • 10 - Education 190
  • V - The Economy 213
  • 11 - National Income and Its Distribution 214
  • 12 - Agriculture 229
  • 13 - Labor 259
  • 14 - Mining 284
  • 15 - Industry 291
  • 16 - Transportation and Communications 316
  • 17 - Public Health and Social Security 334
  • VI - The Hungarian Revolution 351
  • The Hungarian Revolution 352
  • Appendix 391
  • Bibliography 423
  • Index 451
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