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    Quote Originally Posted by Spiderkat
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    Oh Gertiness, shouldn't your intonation go down, then up on the word кино? Since you are asking a question? Or am I being silly?
    I agree, the question sounds a bit too flat. We can't tell whether it's a question or a statement.
    Yes, I see, why the sentence sounds not quite expressive, but I tryed to pronounce "x" distinctly. In normal prononsation it would be competely hidden between "ы" and "о".
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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    Oh, come on, I haven't had a drunken, naked night out since I'm 26!
    -Fantom
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Fantom!!! Wow, just turned 26 eh? Let's go drinking!!!!
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
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    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friendy
    Quote Originally Posted by kalinka_vinnie
    And here would be VM's answer

    And now confess what you really asked him to get that answer.
    I asked him: Передайте, пожалуйста, соль.
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
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    Not just yet, I turn 27 in November. I just meant it had happened somtime in the last year...

    But that's no reason to not start drinking now! за дружбу!

    -Fantom
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    Quote Originally Posted by net surfer
    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    Oh, come on, I haven't had a drunken, naked night out since I'm 26!
    Hmm what we're going to see then?
    I'll see what I can do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fantom605
    Not just yet, I turn 27 in November. I just meant it had happened somtime in the last year...

    But that's no reason to not start drinking now! за дружбу!

    -Fantom
    Oh, I thought you hinted it was your birthday, since you regularily have drunk naked nights out. Sorry, my bad.
    Hei, rett norsken min og du er død.
    I am a notourriouse misspeller. Be easy on me.
    Пожалуйста! Исправляйте мои глупые ошибки (но оставьте умные)!
    Yo hablo español mejor que tú.
    Trusnse kal'rt eturule sikay!!! ))

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    Stress

    Saw this in "Basic Conversational Russian" by Fairbanks and Leed the other day, then was reminded about it when I saw the posts about stress. The book has this to say about questions without an interrogative word.
    ---------_____/
    ______/
    Is she a teacher?

    The pitch of the voice begins on mid pitch, jumps to high on the primary stress, and at the end of the sentence there is a slight rise.

    In Russian there are several contours that may occur with such questions, the most important of which is the following:


    _______/ \
    -------------\__________
    Вам понравился Кремль?

    The sentence begins on mid pitch and jumps to extra high pitch on the primary stress, thereafter falling to low pitch. Since this question contour is rather similar to a type of statement contour in English, it is a type that an American may interpret as a statement rather than as a question. Therefore, the student should listen to this contour carefully and practice imitating it if he is to avoid misinterpreting Russian questions or being misinterpreted.
    something to think about...
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