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    Russian- A self-teaching guide

    K, I'm back! Sorry I've not been on in a long time, I had some major family issues. But anyway, today's my birthday and I've got a russian book! I'm on chapter two with nomnitive singular case:nouns. Just letting you all know I'm back with a book. Just wondering though, the book mentioned that there were two types of softsigned feminine nouns: Predictable and non-predictable. The un-predictable ones you memorize, the predictable ones begin with ж ч ш или щ. And they mentioned the first spelling rule, does anyone know any awesome easy memory-tricks to memorize them with? Thanks!

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    С Днём Варенья!!!

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    My dictionary says the last word means Jam... "Happy Jam Day"? lol
    Welcome back Orpheus.

    Orpheus, don't memorize spelling rules. I'm learning them as I go along, so that they feel natural. I still don't know them all (perfectly).
    Я знаю
    Что делаю
    Вилкою
    Пирогу

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    Happy birthday Orpheus and welcome back.

    I think "Варенья" = "cooking".

    I did a google search on "softsign feminin predictable nouns russian" and I got no hits.
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    С днём рождения!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    С днём рождения!
    -Fantom
    Аахх!! Да! С днём рождения!
    Я знаю
    Что делаю
    Вилкою
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Happy birthday Orpheus and welcome back.

    I think "Варенья" = "cooking".

    I did a google search on "softsign feminin predictable nouns russian" and I got no hits.
    С днём варенья! (Happy jam day) - С днём рожденья (Happy birthday)!

    It's a pun based on words sounding similar - a friendly joke, especially among kids, meaning you can eat a lot of jam on a birthday party.

    варенье means "jam", the root is "варить" but it doesn't mean "cooking".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwatts59
    Happy birthday Orpheus and welcome back.

    I think "Варенья" = "cooking".

    I did a google search on "softsign feminin predictable nouns russian" and I got no hits.
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=so ... gle+Search

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