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    Ы - Position of the tongue

    I'm having troubles pronouncing the letter Ы.

    Where do I have to place the tongue? I heard, it is further back in the mouth than it is when saying the letter и for example.

    But, is it more down or at the top of the mouth?

    Does anyone knows if somewhere is a video or picture of it?

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    Re: Ы - Position of the tongue

    The upper point of the roof of the tongue is a bit further back and the whole tongue is more relaxed (imagine that there's a good part of schwa). The tongue is lowered and flattened a bit compared to the И.

    There you go:
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