Below is the complete list of keyboard shortcuts using Windows ALT codes for letters with accents or diacritics that are used in writing in the Slovakian language. If you are new to ALT codes and need detailed instructions on how to use them, please read How to Use ALT Codes to Enter Special Characters. Alternatively, instead of using ALT codes, you can also just quickly tap or click any accented letter in the list below to copy it and paste it into your document.
In the Slovak language, several letters are accompanied by accents or diacritical marks, which significantly affect their pronunciation and may distinguish them from their unaccented counterparts. Here are the accented letters used in the Slovak alphabet:
- Á (a acute): Pronounced as /aː/. Example: “máma” (mom).
- Ä (a diaeresis/umlaut): Pronounced as /æ/. Example: “bábätko” (baby).
- Č (c caron/háček): Pronounced as /tʃ/. Example: “čaj” (tea).
- Ď (d caron/háček): Pronounced as /ɟ/. Example: “ďakujem” (thank you).
- É (e acute): Pronounced as /eː/. Example: “céder” (to yield).
- Í (i acute): Pronounced as /iː/. Example: “víno” (wine).
- Ĺ (l acute): Pronounced as /l/. Example: “ĺalia” (lily).
- Ľ (l caron/háček): Pronounced as /ʎ/. Example: “ľudia” (people).
- Ň (n caron/háček): Pronounced as /ɲ/. Example: “ňuňuňuňu” (a humorous word).
- Ó (o acute): Pronounced as /oː/. Example: “óda” (ode).
- Ô (o circumflex): Pronounced as /ɔ/. Example: “ôkolok” (wrench).
- Ŕ (r acute): Pronounced as /r/. Example: “ŕez” (cut).
- Š (s caron/háček): Pronounced as /ʃ/. Example: “šanca” (chance).
- Ť (t caron/háček): Pronounced as /c/. Example: “ťava” (crocodile).
- Ú (u acute): Pronounced as /uː/. Example: “ústredie” (center).
- Ů (u ring/umlaut): Pronounced as /u/. It is a historical letter and not commonly used.
- Ý (y acute): Pronounced as /iː/. Example: “ýkať” (to stammer).
- Ž (z caron/háček): Pronounced as /ʒ/. Example: “žena” (woman).
These accented letters are essential in Slovak orthography, as they change the pronunciation and meaning of words. They are used to represent specific phonetic sounds and are integral to correct spelling and pronunciation in the Slovak language.
For ALT codes for letters with accents or diacritical marks that are used in other foreign languages, visit ALT Codes for Latin Letters with Accents or Diacritical Marks used in Foreign Languages. For the the complete list of the first 256 Windows ALT Codes, visit Windows ALT Codes for Special Characters & Symbols.