I do not know how to transcribe this name.

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    Does Wikipedia "Lithuanian orthography" have what you want?
    – Draconis
    Oct 14, 2019 at 22:09

1 Answer 1


I'd do it this way: [əʊ'stʲeja] (I like this variant more, but don't have any data to prove it) or [əʊs'tʲeja]. It is based on my knowledge of Lithuanian and this recording.

It is differ from Wikipedia solution proposed by Draconis in three aspects:

  • I know the stress position;
  • I know that the first two letters correspond to a diphthong [aʊ];
  • I know that in the unstressed position this diphthong will be reduced to [əʊ].
  • Hello, thanks for your answer. Does this mean that phonetically it is [əʊ'stʲeja] but phonologically it is /aʊ'stʲeja/ ? Also, is it correct to put the s and the t together in the principle of a syllable in Lithuanian? When this happens in some languages, like Spanish, the s would be part of the previous syllable, and it would be something like /əʊs'tʲeja/ or /aʊs'tʲeja/. Is that not the case in Lithuanian?Thanks a lot!
    – algo
    Oct 16, 2019 at 13:09
  • Sorry, it is hard question for me, since I don't believe in such a distinction like phonetic and phonology... But... the answer will be yes. I don't know much about syllabification in Lithuanian, I've accidentally put it before s. I'll change it in my answer.
    – aGricolaMZ
    Oct 16, 2019 at 17:35
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    @algo It seems phonologically, it would be probably /aʊ'steja/ (without the palatalisation marker, since it seems to be positional, not distinctive).
    – Eleshar
    Dec 23, 2019 at 12:08

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