Slovenian voice-over production made simple
As an established Slovenian voice-over agency, Matinée has been providing a professional Slovenian Voice-Over Service and Slovenian Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Slovenian voice talent, at a price you can afford.
Whether you are looking for Slovenian voice-over artists for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or telephone messaging, we’ll supply the best Slovenian voice talent for the job. We’ll time-sync the selected Slovenian voice-over to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice. Or, we can lay back the Slovenian audio onto your video and re-work the captions where necessary.
Check out our FAQs for more information and costs. To check the availability of our Slovenian voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us today using the quick Quote form opposite. Or you can email email@example.com or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.
Voice-over selection and quotation in just three easy steps
1. browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2. choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3. complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour
A short history of the Slovenian language
Slovenian (Slovene) belongs to the western group of the South Slavic branch of the Indo-European family of languages, along with Serbo-Croatian. It is largely mutually intelligible with the Kajkavian dialect of Serbo-Croatian, and shares linguistic characteristics with other South Slavic (as well as West Slavic) languages.
As with all Slavic languages, Slovenian evolved from Old Church Slavonic. The earliest written records of a distinct Slovenian language are the Freising Manuscripts, which date back to around 1000 AD. The first Slovenian translation of the bible appeared in 1584.
Standard Slovenian developed from central dialects from the 18th century onwards. Up until the dissolution of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, however, it was only the language of the common people in present-day Slovenia; the elite spoke German.
Slovenian was one of the official languages of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. Since Slovenia gained independence in 1991, Slovenian has been official throughout all areas of public life. Read more
Which countries have Slovenian as a national language?
Slovenian is the official language of Slovenia, and is also recognised as a regional language in Austria, Hungary and Italy. It has been one of the official languages of the European Union since Slovenia’s admission in 2004.
How many people speak Slovenian as their first language?
It is estimated that approximately 2.5 million people speak Slovenian as their first language. Most of these live in Slovenia but there are also significant Slovenian-speaking communities in Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia.
Did you know…
- There are many Slovenian dialects, which are usually divided into eight major groups, each with a number of sub-dialects. Although the use of regional varieties has declined, some have retained their distinctiveness and can even be difficult for other Slovenian speakers to understand (for example the dialect spoken in the Italian province of Udine).
- There is a marked difference between standard written Slovenian and the standard spoken language. The standard written version, although based on central dialects, is to some degree an artificial construct. It is taught in schools and so used by educated Slovenians – but it differs in many ways from the language spoken by them.
The Slovenian economy
Slovenia, with its well-educated work force, excellent infrastructure and strategic location at a major transport crossroads, has had one of the most stable economic transitions of all the Central European countries.
It was the first new member of the European Union to adopt the euro (in 2007), and joined the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2010. Around two thirds of the population is employed in the service sector.