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    Г getting a В sound?

    In some words like, АМЕРИКАНСКОГО, the bit which looks like "skogo" is pronounced "skovo". Why is this? And is I am reading a word how am I to know that I need to pronounce it in this way?

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    Just few threads below in this forum... When "г" is not pronounced "g"
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    As far as I know, historically, sound [г] transformed into [в] when was in the intervocal position (i.e. between two vowels), while one of the vowels should be labial. -ого and -его in adjectives are always read with [в] in the modern literary Russian language.
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    After reading this and the thread Olya referred to, I now understand. Thank you!

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    Что нового?

    Just for a reassurance, that is pronounced "Shto novova?"

    *edit* Dont worry, I just realised you can play the sound on the site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by docKery!
    Что нового?

    Just for a reassurance, that is pronounced "Shto novova?"

    *edit* Dont worry, I just realised you can play the sound on the site!
    Shto novava
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