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    Am I doing this right?

    First of all...before I can actually give you an example of how I say something, I'd first fancy to ask how you take a recording. I already know how to put it onto the forum, but I can't seem to find directions of how to record in the first place.

    I want to see if I'm pronouncing these words right:

    Женщина
    Жизнь
    щелчок
    посещать

    Thanks!

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    Kind of depends on which software you have available, but assuming you are using WinXP or Win2000 go to Start/Programs/Accessories/Entertainment/Sound Recorder
    It will produce a *.wav file, which you will probably need to compress to mp3 to fit into the required limit... I am using dBpowerAMP Music Converter for this. Unfortunately, their latest version is not free (it used to be)...

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    I don't really care about how new the program is. I just need to get something that'll compress it. Is there any free versions?

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    Поскольку ты только хочешь сказать четыре слова, необязательно compress it. Just use sound recorder, it will fit unless it is long..

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    Orpheus, http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

    and don't forget to download this:

    Optional Downloads

    * LAME MP3 encoder - Allows Audacity to export MP3 files.

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    Here we go (The first two words)

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    And here's the other two words:

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    I have no idea what you are doing to pronounce щ but it is completely off. Щ should just be pronounced like a longer ш.
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    Well, that's a relief. I thought that's how it was pronounced, and I can barely pronounced half the words I know with a щ in it. The ukrainian lady said a щ to me, and it shounded like a shch, but with a slight pause in the middle. I was pronouncing sh, but took my tongue to the top of my teeth and turned it into a ch. I'm so relieved.....

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    You might find this thread useful.

    http://masterrussian.net/mforum/viewtopic.php?t=7846

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    See, this is what the lies of Russian language books lead to!

    Щ is not pronounced shch

    It's basically a longer softer sh.


    In Ukrainian it IS шч but NOT in Russian.

    Anyway, your щ seemed to be s-ch-sh or something.

    Don't trust Ukrainians, they say things wrong.
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    Well, I won't listen to the ukranian lady's pronounciation anymore. But I will ask her questions, because she's the only person I know who has a russian background. The other person is too busy teaching classes.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orpheus
    Well, I won't listen to the ukranian lady's pronounciation anymore. But I will ask her questions, because she's the only person I know who has a russian background. The other person is too busy teaching classes.

    Thanks.
    Basically they are OK, but there are certain letters they pronounce differently, even in Russian. She'll probably pronounce Г as an h and pronounce Е as Э and other stuff.

    Really it's best to find some Russian recordings. You can easily find them online.
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    Yeah; you'd probably find this site useful: https://www.seelrc.org:8443/russ/index.jsp

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    Thanks. It's very useful.

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    It's hard to make out what you're saying in those recordings, to be honest. IMO, you should pay particular attention to the pronunciation of the letter 'щ'.
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