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    What are the pronunciations for: б ч д е ф г ю ii1 ж к л м н о п ц р с т у v ш х ы з ???
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    Why don't you just find an introduction to the russial alphabet?

    Oh, and ii1 and v aren't russian letters.
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    The way you have written out thos letter is weird.

    It's like.

    б ч д е ф г ю ii1 ж к л м н о п ц р с т у v ш х ы з ???
    b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

    This makes me want to shout at you.
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    X is the one i have a problem with pronunciation with right now... a good book i can suggest is :

    Teach Yourself Beginner's Russian Script -- by Daphne West

    Or New Peguin Russian Course

    Both can be bought on Amazon.com or other sites cheaply used...


    anyways with X.. both books pretty much say the pronunciation is the same as ch in Bach or Loch.. but to me ch in those words have a "K" sound.. and im told X doesn't have a "K" sound by others on the board... and i mean a American "K" not a Russian "K" which sounds like Kah... to me Bach sounds like Bahk and Loch sounds like Lahk...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rounder22
    X is the one i have a problem with pronunciation with right now... a good book i can suggest is :

    Teach Yourself Beginner's Russian Script -- by Daphne West

    Or New Peguin Russian Course

    Both can be bought on Amazon.com or other sites cheaply used...


    anyways with X.. both books pretty much say the pronunciation is the same as ch in Bach or Loch.. but to me ch in those words have a "K" sound.. and im told X doesn't have a "K" sound by others on the board... and i mean a American "K" not a Russian "K" which sounds like Kah... to me Bach sounds like Bahk and Loch sounds like Lahk...
    No

    When you pronounce Bach properly (as in the German way) there isn't a K sound.

    Loch comes from Scots' Gaelic, in which ch sounds like Russian X.
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    HOW TO PROPERLY PRONOUNCE THE RUSSIAN Х
    1) Place the back of your tongue like you were going to say an English "k", but don't.
    2) Say the "k", but don't move your mouth after saying, and keep pushing air through the opening. You should hear a sound that sounds something like static.
    3) Now repeat, except do not make the "k" sound before the proper sound..

    This is known as a voiceless velar fricative.
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    oh boy this one is going to stump me for awhile.. though a Russian manager at my job helped me pronounce it but now i forgot.. i will ask her tuesday hopefully before she moves to her new job..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rounder22
    oh boy this one is going to stump me for awhile.. though a Russian manager at my job helped me pronounce it but now i forgot.. i will ask her tuesday hopefully before she moves to her new job..
    It's not exactly a hard sound to make. If you hear it you should be able to produce something reasonably similar.
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    I'll ask her tomorrow to pronounce it for me again... tomorrow is her last day at the job...
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    Theres a recording here
    Я знаю
    Что делаю
    Вилкою
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    Last edited by Darobat on Mon Mar 5, 1759 1:19 am; edited 243 times in total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rounder22
    I'll ask her tomorrow to pronounce it for me again... tomorrow is her last day at the job...
    By all means, do. It is a very important letter, a part of certain essential Russian words. On her last day, she might even use some of them.

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    I started to listen to X on my Russian course CD.. sounds like a coarse "hah" ... am i right? ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rounder22
    I started to listen to X on my Russian course CD.. sounds like a coarse "hah" ... am i right? ...
    You can describe it that way too.
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