Re: Another Russian Question
|From:||Dan Seriff <microtonal@...>|
|Date:||Friday, September 14, 2001, 3:07|
on 9/13/01 9:30 PM, Colin Halverson at CHalvrson@AOL.COM wrote:
> Well, now that I just started German-hey I'm only 14- I am really interested
> in learning other languages, and for one reason or another my number one
> priority is Russian.
> So if anyone knows Russian and doesn't mind me bothering them I would be
> interested in learning some basic phrases (like "my name is...," one thru
> ten, "where are you...," etc.).
From what I remember from high school:
"my name is..."
Menya zovut ... [mEnjA zOvut]
"where are you?"
"Gde tï?" [g.djE ti-]
For that [g.d] crasis, there are two clear beats, but no vowel in between.
The [i-] is the barred lowercase i, and open central vowel.
1 odin [@din]
2 dva [dvA]
3 tri [t4i]
4 chtiri [tS@ti4i-]
5 pyat' [pjAt.] (t. is a palatalized consonant)
6 shest' [Sest.]
7 syem' [sjEm.]
8 vosyem' [vosjEm.]
9 dyevat' [djEv@t.]
10 dyesat' [djEs@t.]
Keep in mind, however, that I learned my Russian from a hispanic woman from
Detroit who also taught Spanish. I'm usually pretty good with getting the
pronunciation right, but my Russian may not be representative of a native
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