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Re: Cyrillic IPA

From:Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 31, 2002, 4:16
On Tuesday 30 July 2002 17:59, JS Bangs wrote:
> So yesterday the Slavic dept here at my university gave away a whole bunch > of old textbooks, and I walked out with a complete set of Russian texts in > very good condition. I'm starting to work through them, now but I'm a bit > frustrated by the orthography and poor explanations (though they're not > half as poor as some others I've seen). Anyway, I know someone has posted > Cyrillic to IPA information for Russian here before--can they send it on > again or point me to it in the archives. (Searching through the Yahoo > groups is *such* a mess.)
Here you go, with the Cyrillic, Latin, and IPA equivalents: а a a б b b в v v г g g д d d е je jE ё jo jo* ж zh Z з z z и i i й j j к k k л l l м m m н n n о o o* п p p р r r с s s т t t у u u ф f f х kh x ц ts** ts ч ch tS ш sh S щ shch StS, S:*** � " **** ы y 1 ь ' ***** э e E ю ju ju я ja ja * I'm really not quite sure whether "o" should be /o/ or /O/. I do not distinguish between the two in English, so I have a difficult time deciding which is which. :) ** You'll often see this transliterated in older literature as "cz" as in "czar". *** This sound seems to vary by region. Most textbooks say "freSH CHeese" for the sound, although when I was in St. Petersburg, most people pronounced it as a long /S/. Thus, "ещё" was most often pronounced /jES:_jo/. **** Hard sign; indicates that the preceeding consonant is not palatized. For instance, in "об� яснить" the "б" is not palatized, even though it is followed by a "я" ***** Soft sign; indicates that the preceeding consonant is palatized. Final consonants are generally hard, except when otherwise indicated; hence "очень" has a final soft "н." Hope that helps, :Peter


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