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Re: OT: Ya xochu uchit' russki

From:Sai Emrys <sai@...>
Date:Monday, August 7, 2006, 6:32
You probably don't want my help at least...

My parents are both native Russian, but I was born and raised in
upstate NY. My accent is very definitely American... with Moscow-area
vowels (o->a).

Plus my grammar sucks 'cause I'm only semiliterate. :-(

 - Sai

On 8/6/06, H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...> wrote:
> Hi, conlangy folks. > > I've been away for a long time, and I haven't done very much conlanging. > But I do know that there are a lot of linguistically-inclined people > here, so I thought I'd ask for some help. > > I've recently started to learn Russian, but due to the lack of native > speakers around me, I've a hard time with pronunciation. Is there anyone > who's interested to help me with pronunciation (off-list, of course) by > transcribing Russian words into IPA, perhaps together with some > explanation of the phonotactics going on behind the scenes? (Y'know, the > stuff they don't explain adequately in textbooks. I did invest in a > Russian-English dictionary and a beginner/intermediate book on Russian, > but neither use IPA nor get into, e.g., how consonant clusters simplify, > etc.. The dictionary does indicate stress, which helps a lot, but I > have a lot of trouble with consonant clusters.) > > Bolshoye spasibo! > > > T > > -- > Which is worse: ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares? -- Erich Schubert >