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    Hello and a few questions

    Hi everyone, i am glad i found a forum for this, maybe it will help me to be more consistent about it. I do have a few questions if anyone could help me

    -how to pronounce что i cant do cht easily and it sounds forced.

    -Difference between щ and ш sounds

    -how to pronounce ть. I have heard tsy, tsye, and ty from different places

    -Sound that й makes. Is it e (long, just condensed) or oi

    -How do you pronounce и

    -What does внмание mean? it doesn't translate on any of the sites i try.

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    Re: Hello and a few questions

    что
    [што]

    Quote Originally Posted by unrest
    it doesn't translate on any of the sites i try.
    Because of the mistake. The correct spelling is внимание and the stress in on the a. You can try dictionaries now (to translate it one needs the context).

    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Quote Originally Posted by Remyisme
    Quote Originally Posted by Chuvak
    spelling: Солнце, prononciation: Сонце (omitting the letter л)
    spelling: Что, prononciation: Што (changing Ч into Ш)
    spelling: сердце - prononciation: серце
    spelling: поздно - prononciation: позно
    Чувствовать - first В not pronounced
    Здравствуйте - first B not pronounced
    Бог - pronounced Бох
    Мягкий - pronounced Мяхкий
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    Re: Hello and a few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by unrest
    -Difference between щ and ш sounds
    щ as in sheet (softer)
    ш as in shock (harder)
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    Re: Hello and a few questions

    Quote Originally Posted by unrest
    -Difference between щ and ш sounds
    ш is pronounced more backward - not with the tip of the tongue but with its middle ( or back-middle?) part, against the hard palate.
    щ - with the tip of the tip of the tonue at alveolar ridge.

    -how to pronounce ть. I have heard tsy, tsye, and ty from different places
    Different places of what? Palatalized consonants like in -ть- are pronounced with tip of the tongue against alveolar ridge and the part right after the tip pressed against alveolar ridge too.

    -Sound that й makes. Is it e (long, just condensed) or oi
    In the beginning of the syllable ( like йод ) it is like 'y' in 'young' or like. In the terminal position, in the endings like -ой, it's like in 'boy'

    -How do you pronounce и
    Stresssed or unstressed?
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    Re: Hello and a few questions

    thanks for your replies, they have helped a lot. Also, I don't need the и anymore
    I think the alphabet i got my hands on first was not too good, I am glad i found this site as well as it's alphabet translation.

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    A few resources

    Hi Unrest,

    I recommend Daphne West's book called (something like) teach Yourself to Read Russian. (Odd, I can remember the author but not the title.)

    Also I recently recommended this free video which teaches the alphabet in new way. Check it out...

    http://russian-video-blog.com/russian-r ... an-part-1/

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    Re: A few resources

    Quote Originally Posted by russianfan
    http://russian-video-blog.com/russian-reading-videos-how-to-read-russian-part-1/
    It's rather interesting idea especially with Russian signs reading. Something like this I do in foreign countries. I try to read signs with International words. It very useful in all countries except Arabic countries and even Finland at first time (where International words strongly mutated BANK - PANKKI)

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