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    words ending (or not) with a "ь"

    could anyone tell me and maybe, make me listen to a few words that end with and without a soft sign. i always have trouble figuring out the difference and i can absolutely not pronounce the difference.

    god, i even have a hard time finding such words.

    like two words looking exactly the same except for a final "ь" for the second one.

    vor and vor' maybe (i think vor' exists:/).
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    god, i even have a hard time finding such words.
    Me too.
    (i think vor' exists:/).
    No, it doesn't.

    Ok, here's a tip for those who have both a mic and a desire to help.

    Вон - вонь, кон - конь, гол - голь, бит - бить, правит - править, квасит - квасить, вычислить - вычислит.
    Please correct my mistakes if you can, especially article usage.
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    пар - парь:
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Ran -- Ran', Rana -- Ranya, Dvesti -- Dves'ti, Vorot -- Vorot'.
    These words don't exist in pairs, I invented them only on the purpose to show you the difference between hard and soft consonants.
    -- Да? Коту Ваське, бл##?
    -- Нет, Я кот Васька :-/

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    it's getting a bit clearer (it's obviously easier with a N than a R).
    thanks a lot, other examples would be very welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    it's getting a bit clearer (it's obviously easier with a N than a R).
    Let's try again with R
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Btw, "ж"/"жь", "ш"/"шь", "ч"/"чь" sound equally.

    And we don't say "гь", "кь", "хь" (we can say it, but these sounds are a rarity).
    In Russian, all nationalities and their corresponding languages start with a lower-case letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    it's getting a bit clearer (it's obviously easier with a N than a R).
    Let's try again with R
    Преклоняюсь перед таким чудным ЭРРРРРРРРРРРРРР и ЭРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬ!

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    Мол - моль, удар - ударь, кон - конь, ос (род. от осы) - ось
    Could you please occasionally correct my stupid errors!
    Korrigiert bitte ab und zu meine dummen Fehler!

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    thanks everyone, i'm really startig to get the gist!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM
    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Quote Originally Posted by possopo
    it's getting a bit clearer (it's obviously easier with a N than a R).
    Let's try again with R
    Преклоняюсь перед таким чудным ЭРРРРРРРРРРРРРР и ЭРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬРЬ!
    я тоже

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    Quote Originally Posted by Оля
    Btw, "ж"/"жь", "ш"/"шь", "ч"/"чь" sound the same.

    And we don't say "гь", "кь", "хь" (we can say it, but these sounds are a rarity).

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