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    Pronounce ending of четыре

    I think i've heard the last syllable of this word pronounced differently.

    A slight "a" sound, maybe like "che-teihr-eeah" (example from Lampada)

    Verus:

    A short и sound "che-teihr-ee" (can't find an example audio clip)

    Does that make sense? Is this just accent? Is there a "correct" way?

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    Re: Pronounce ending of четыре

    Both variants are acceptable.

    Иканье — незразличение произношения [Е] и [И] в безударных слогах (аналогично аканью). Типичный московский говор — произносить что-то близкое к [И] ("cheе-teih-ree"). Отсюда происходит огромная куча проблем у школьников с правописанием букв Е и И.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vowel_reduction_in_Russian

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    Re: Pronounce ending of четыре

    I learned it this way "che-teihr-ee". Short and sweet. If that helps any.
    please correct my russian

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