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    Hi, I'm new

    Hi,

    my name is Nikolai. I'm 22, and I live in Dallas, TX. I was born in Moscow and moved to the US when I was 10. I still speak Russian at home, and I understand it, but English is now my primary language.

    I can speak, but my grammar and spelling is horrible (4th grade level, pretty much).

    So I can help anyone will English or simple Russian =)

    First of all, can someone tell me how to set up my computer to type in Russian? Also, I need the keyboard layout where the letters correspond to the sounds of the English letters, and not the standard Russian layout.

    thanks!

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    Welcome, Nikolai.

    You can 'Russify' your PC using these instructions:

    http://www.stanwardine.com/russification.htm

    I don't quite know what you mean about the keyboard though...
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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    Welcome! Если будет вопрсоы, спросите!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Welcome!

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    да, если будут ошибки, исправляйте!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Cyrillic-Phonetic Keyboard layout

    I think I understand what you mean by having the sounds matched up on the keyboard; I have the same setup on my PC. Try the directions on this link: http://www.amherst.edu/it/software/lang ... d2000.html . This adds a different keyboard layout (the phonetic one) and makes a minor registry change to make that the default Cyrillic keyboard.

    One word of advice, though. It helped me a lot at first to learn by phonetics, but over time it made things more difficult because I was used to a non-standard layout. So when I'd switch to my mac or used my friends' computers, I was REALLY confused as to where the keys were.

    But anyhow, I hope it helps. Good luck!

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    hey, sorry its a late welcome, but welcome, hope u hae fun here, I am so far..
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