Do you need to cover a larger audience in the Western Balkans, than just Republic of Serbia? There is a distinct possibility that a Serbian voice over will do the job for you.
Serbian language is spoken by people living in Serbia, but also in a number of other Western Balkan and Central European countires. At the same time, it is widely understood in almost all countries in the Western Balkans. It is the official language in Serbia, co-official in the territory of Kosovo and one of the three official languages in Bosnia and Herzegovina. At the same time, it is officially a minority language in Serbia's neighbor of Montenegro, but also in Croatia, North Macedonia, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic. It is also spoken in Serbian diasporas around the world. That is why using a Serbian voice over artist could cover a much larger speaking region.
Serbian is a language that belongs to the Slavic group of languages and is derived from Old Church Slavic languages. At the same time, it is one of the rare languages that has a two-script standard (the only one in Europe), with each letter in the alpabet tied to just one vocal sound. The standard variant of the Serbian language is based on the Shtokavian accent, which serves not only as the basis of the Serbian language, but also Croatian, Bosnian and Montenegrin.
Republic of Serbia, the main speaking ara of the Serbian language accounts for over 6,5 million people. Bit the number of Serbian language speakers extend beyon the countries borders. There are ove one million speakers in Bosnia and Herzegovina, while the neighbouring countries of Montenegro, Croatia, North Macedonia, Romania account for about 350,000 speakers. It is interesting though that the language is spoken and understood among Serbian expatriates around the world in countries like Germany, Austria, US and other, briniging the number up to 12 million speakers.
Serbian language dialects include the vernacular forms of bothh Serbian and Croatian languages and its standard varieties that include Bosnian and Montenegrin. All these variants are both widely spoken and understood in the Western Balkan region. The primary dialects are named after the most common question word for what: Shtokavian (štokavski) uses the pronoun što or šta, Chakavian (čakavski) uses ča or ca, Kajkavian (kajkavski), kaj or kej.
Voice characteristics of the Serbian language have two specifics. One is dictated by the fact that each letter of the alphabet is tied to one vocal sound. The other, which stems from it is that there are a number of letters in the alphabet that use diactirics, designating the sound the voice needs to produce it. These letters are č, ć, đ, š and ž.
Pronunciation of the letters tied to diacritics can often be an obstacle to non-native speakers. On the other hand, Serbian native speakers have a problem distinguishing the sound difference between v and w, a trademark that can be used when voice actor has to re-create a person from Serbia speaking in English.
Besides public announcements in Serbia and Western Balkan region, a number of countries with a large Serbian population like Canada and Australia use Serbian voice actors for bot pabic announcement and advertising campaigs.
Beautiful Belgrade, the famous ‘White City’, the blue Danube and green fields. Serbia is more colourful than you could ever imagine. It’s also a well-heeled country with cosmopolitan inhabitants that are ready to receive your message – if you can find someone who speaks the right language to deliver it clearly.
Serbian is unique, not only in the way it sounds but also thanks to the Serbian adoption of both Cyrillic and Latin alphabets. Capture the hearts and minds of this East-meets-West nation by using local voices to bring your message to life.
Whether you are advertising a product, sharing information or seeking to entertain, you need native Serbian voice over experts to get your message across clearly, professionally and smoothly. Since BunnyStudio has a database of over 100 000 international voice actors, you may be sure that Serbian is one of the 50+ languages that’s represented. Getting your voice over is incredibly easy: just tell us what you’d like done and it happens smoothly, seamlessly and professionally.