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    Щ!

    OK, I give up! My beautiful Russian g/f tells me that the subject symbol is a 'shya' as do about half of the websites and books I can find. No problems-until I read the others which proudly tell me that in fact it's a 'shch'-is it just me or is that COMPLETELY different?!

    Can anybody cast any further light on this please?!

    TIA

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    Yes.

    It is just a slightly heavier "sh". the reason they say (lie) shch, is beyond me ! i think they are stupid if they write this and should be forced to eat 10,000 bowls of borsh.


    also ...

    http://masterrussian.net/mforum/view...&highlight=lie
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Yes.

    It is just a slightly heavier "sh". the reason they say (lie) shch, is beyond me ! i think they are stupid if they write this and should be forced to eat 10,000 bowls of borsh.
    Thanks Dogboy, the hyperlink was very useful-obviously a lot of controversy on th subject! I think I can see the difference between щ and ш now-tend to agree with you tho'!

    DaveyB

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    While I was learning the alphabet, this same thing confused me also, but even more. At first, I thought that the hard 'sh' was to be pronounced with a combination sound of sh and ch. In other words, with two different sounds. I will blame the insufficient and incompetent pronounciation guides rather than my own thick skull.
    When I visited Russia I was quickly and very humorously corrected.
    My fiance explained to me that the soft 'sh' sound is made the same as the harder one, only longer and more forcefully.
    I don't even want to talk about the trouble I had with the 'bl' pronounciation.
    Every saint has a past; every sinner has a future.

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    i still dont get it.. so is щ a "shya" sound or "sch" ??? please tell me
    ya plokha gavaryoo pa rooskee!!

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    Включайте спикеры (или как бишь их) —

    http://www.gwu.edu/%7Eslavic/golosa/aud ... etters.mp3

    Ш и Щ по-моему произносятся очень близко но не идентично. Согласны?

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    OMFG, not another thread on this letter.

    Now it's only a matter of time before some sub-literate self-styled linguist fool comes in and insists that it's a schwa sound or something. Way to go, Davey.


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    Well if his beautiful russian girlfriend insists... it must be true.

    what are gf's good for. Silly gfs.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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