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    Similar Sounds

    I wonder if someone might record some similar sounds for me between which I am having difficulty differentiating.

    И/Ы
    Ш/Щ
    ЫЙ/Ы
    ИЙ/И

    I understand is difficult to say ы by itself, so perhaps it could be demonstrated in a word like жителы? Thanks.

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    Maybe someone can help also by recording it, but I have recently done one of the princeton lectures and they do quite a large audio file with different sounds.

    It is the big audio which is 2.4M that you want:

    http://www.princeton.edu/russian/SLA101 ... esson%205/

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    That's a nice file...

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    That's a nice file...
    Why thank you, it has been working out!

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    ...Maybe it's an American thing...

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    Wonderful! Thanks

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    You're welcome %)

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    I am rather puzzled by ЫЙ and ИЙ, but I guess since they're never stressed, I can just fade them and not worry too much about how they sound?

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    I am rather puzzled by ЫЙ and ИЙ, but I guess since they're never stressed, I can just fade them and not worry too much about how they sound?
    Never stressed?

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    Why are you puzzled. The Й isn't very audible, so what. If you used logic, you'd realise that a "short И" after "И" is hardly gonna be the greatest of differences.
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    Wow, we have got wise men in here! Thank you for the infos and audio, that's a good hint to take.
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    Ok, so it's sometimes stressed. What do you mean it's not very audible? It's extremely audible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by challenger
    Ok, so it's sometimes stressed. What do you mean it's not very audible? It's extremely audible.
    A lot of books for learners even go as far as to say the й in ий and ый is not pronounced, but this isn't true. Dimitri is over emphasising it, since he is saying the sounds alone.

    You said you were puzzled by ЫЙ and ИЙ. What is it that puzzles you?
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    Just how to pronounce them, but I know ReDSanchous covered the bl/blQ thing awhile after I first posted this.

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