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    My pronunciation of the Russian Alphabet?

    Can you tell me how good my pronunciation is of the Russian alphabet?
    I just started to learn Russian on my own and I want to make sure I have the alphabet down.Thanks
    Here is a link to a recording ... phabet.mp3

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    your alphabet is good!

    It needs some corrections, but you speak the most difficult letters quite well!
    it seems to me you have to make all letters with e sound closer to э. Like e in well.

    You said\try to say
    бе \ бэ
    ве \ вэ
    ге \ гэ
    йо \ I do not know how to explain that, but it sound different
    же \ жэ
    зе \ зэ
    пе \ пэ
    р \ эрр
    те \ тэ
    тсе \ цэ, тсэ
    шя \ ша
    щия \ щя
    Я так думаю.

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    Hi, badwolf.
    Your pronunciation (of letters ) is quite good, really.
    There are only some remarks:
    You say ге instead of гэ - so г should be harder.
    You й is not quite good. You are trying to say smth like ии.
    Your ща is bad, you say "щья".
    Your ы is too guttural and sounds too... "rough".
    You say мягкий as мьягкий

    The rest is really good.
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    When pronouncing [йо], your tongue must be eleavated as high as possible to the hard palette.

    When pronouncing [ы], your organs of speech must be almost relaxed, but there's some tension going from the back of your mouth to the middle of your mouth.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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