I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Eva Hruska (indexed as Czech 4), a native Czech, bi-lingual in Czech and Slovak, speaks the unfamiliar terms and names from Celeste Raspanti’s I Never Saw Another Butterfly.


Czech Names, Terms, Etc.

Raja Englanderova – Raja Englanderová
Prague – Praha
Terezin – Terezín
Zuzan Winterova – Zuzana Winterová
Auschwitz – Terezín
Gabriela Freiova – Grabriela Freiová
Frantisek Brozan – František Brozan
Eva Bulova – Eva Bulová
Liana Franklova – Liana Franklová
Alfred Weisskopf
Honza Kosek – Honza Košek
Pavel
Irca – Irča
Irena Synkova – Irena Synková
Emperor Joseph II – Císař Jozef II
Austria – Rakousko
Maria Teresa – Marie Terezie
German Wehrmacht
Reinhard Heydrich
Renka
Aunt Vera – teta Viera
Anna
Nazis – Nacisty
Josef – Jozef
Litomerice – Litomeřice
Sabbath – Šábes
Huber
Erika Schlager
Municipal Building – obecní budova/ obecní úřad
(german soldier’s voice) Achtung! Schnell! Achtung, Tyfus!
Sudeten
Walter our Hausaltester
Eva
Poland – Polsko
Czech – Český
Pavla
Helena
Olila Popinska – Popinská
Zdenka
Jiri – Jiří
Warsaw – Varšava
Miriam
Marianna
Gabriela
Zuzana
Rabbi – rabín
Lekh- hebrew
Red- hebrew
Vealita- Hebrew
Moses – Mojžíš
Israel
Jerusalem – Jerusalem (Yerusalem)
Vedem (newspaper) – We are leading
Ludvik – Ludvík
Cheb
Pepicek – Pepíček
Eva Heska – Eva Heská
Ela Hellerova – Ela Hellerová
Hanus Hachenburg
Petr Fischl
Marika Friedmanova – Marika Friedmanová
Frantisek Bass – František Bass
Bedrich Hoffman – Bedřich Hoffman
Josef Pollak – Jozef Pollák
Dita Valentikova – Dita Vantíková
Nina Ledererova – Nina Lederová
Eva Steinova – Eva Steinová
Hana Lissauova – Hana Lissauová
Notes: Czech “t” will be palatalized when it precedes an “i” or an “í”. Ex. František =
Frant’ishek, Vantíková = Vant’i:kova:
The diacritic mark “ˇ” palatalizes consonants: Pepíček = Pepi:chek, Bedřich = Bedrzhich
Ř is probably the hardest sounding consonant in Czech. It’s a cross between a trill and a
fricative – alveolar fricative trill. ř = rzh
An acute over a vowel, makes the vowel long: á = /a:/, í = /i:/
Any “w” in a name will be pronounced as a “v”.