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    "Ты хочешь здесь остаться?"

    (........and apologies in advance, I don't even know whether I'm spelling it right as I'm at work and don't have a single book at hand....)

    I came across this sentence today - bravely uttered by an actor who doesn't speak a word of Russian (poor bugger ), and immediately tried to do better (hehe).

    I couldn't. :P
    (well, not a lot better anyway )

    Native speakers: would a native speaker contaminate the -шь and the з- ? Or would you really pronounce them separately? (please say no )

    Hellishly difficult.


    Couldn't I just change it into "Ты хочешь остаться здесь?"


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    No way separately.

    You can cahnge the sentence but take care of your logical stress.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: "Ты хочешь здесь остаться?"

    Quote Originally Posted by BabaYaga
    Native speakers: would a native speaker contaminate the -шь and the з- ? Or would you really pronounce them separately? (please say no )
    I'd pronounce them separately.

    Quote Originally Posted by BabaYaga
    Couldn't I just change it into "Ты хочешь остаться здесь?"
    You can, but first variant is more common, and these two variants have slightly different meanings: "Ты хочешь здесь остаться?" stresses "остаться" while "Ты хочешь остаться здесь?" stresses "здесь".

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    "Ты хочешь здесь остаться?"

    Thanks, guys.

    Vesh - yes, I did think there'd be a difference in meaning, but both were possible in this case.....

    Seeing that you don't seem to agree on linking the sounds or not ( thank heavens it's not only a toughie for an old foreigner like me )..... anyone willing to give it a go in the audiofiles section?
    Ой, голова у меня кружится |-P ...... and my brain hurts too....

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    Try me out here:
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Thankee, kind young man!!

    Sounds best linked, methinks..... no?


    I'll probably be trying that all weekend - though probably at one tenth your speed
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    Methinks yes.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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