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    Kiev

    OK.

    Is it pronounced (In russian) Keev or "Ki yev"

    I think its Keev, but all these loser americans keep saying "Ki yev". I've asked a few ukrainians and they said Keev, but, I just need to make sure.

    (and i dont really care what anyone says, it's still keev)
    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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    Re: Kiev

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    OK.

    Is it pronounced (In russian) Keev or "Ki yev"

    I think its Keev, but all these loser americans keep saying "Ki yev". I've asked a few ukrainians and they said Keev, but, I just need to make sure.

    (and i dont really care what anyone says, it's still keev)
    In Ukrainian its spelt: Ки
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    So its keev.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    So its keev.
    Yes, it sounds like Keev. But the ee is like a long Ы.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    So its keev.
    Spelt Kyiv, or Kyyiv
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    That's the Ukrainian pronunciation. The Russian pronounciation is Киев.

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    Oh yeh, I misread the question. In Russian, its Киев. Кee-eff.
    I think, that the main difference between then Ukrainian pronunciation and the Russian, is that both sound like Keev, but in the Ukrianian the ee is a long Ы sound, and in Russian its a long И sound.
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    Great, that's all i needed to know.
    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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    Pronunciation of "Y" in Ukrainian

    Having come from Ukraine many years ago, and being amongst those who spoke the Ukrainian language dialect in Halychyna, the pronunciation of "Y" is unlike the bi in Russian. In fact, its closer to the english word "it" as in: bit.

    Although, my Ukrainian is quite rusty, I still am going to Saturday school to take an adult course at our church to relearn my Ukrainian.

    Djakuju za tvoju uvahu.

    Roman Melnychuk

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