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    Cyrillic letters and their Roman opposite

    Hi, i'm just into 'self-learning' russian, because this is my last year in school and I won't have the time to take russian-lessons by now. so i try to get some pre-knowledge and right know i'm looking for the roman opponents of the cyrillic letters. could you correct me if there are mistakes?

    A = A

    б = i

    B= B

    г = G

    д = D

    E= E

    Ж = Z (?)

    З = Z (?)

    и = Y ('J' in non english?)

    K = K

    л = L

    M = M

    н = N

    O = O

    П = P

    P = R

    C = S

    т = T

    Y = ???

    ф = F

    X = ???

    ц = ???

    ч = ???

    ш = ???

    щ = ???

    ь = V

    ы = ???

    э = E

    ю = Yu(?)

    я = Ya(?)


    Thanks for your help and i'd appreciate if you take some time and correct it or tell me where i can find a list. Maybe someone is so kind and leaves his Email or MSN-address, because I could need some tips to start efficently learning.

    regarts,
    tim


    (my msn and mail is dirrtystyle@gmx.de ! )

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    A = A

    б = B

    B= V

    г = G

    д = D

    E= ye

    Ж = zh (or like the 's' in 'pleasure')

    З = Z

    и = EE

    K = K

    л = L

    M = M

    н = N

    O = O

    П = P

    P = R

    C = S

    т = T

    Y = U (oo)

    ф = F

    X = CH in Scot's 'loch', or German 'Bach'

    ц = TS

    ч = CH

    ш = SH

    щ = long SH, but there will be an argument about this one

    ь = Soft sign, doesn't have a sound of its own, it modifies the preceding consonant by making it soft.

    ы = I (English doesn't have this sound, but it's closest to the 'i' in 'ill'. You'll need to hear it pronounced by a native to get it though, text explainations don't work (see also: щ )

    э = E

    ю = Yu (As in 'Universe')

    я = Ya

    Oh, and you missed a couple:

    ё = Yo

    ъ = Hard sign. Same deal as with the soft sign, but makes preceding consonant hard.

    й = short и. Acts as a 'glide' when attached to another vowel, in the same way the 'y' in English 'boy'

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    good job.

    At the beginning is very important to know it.
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