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
Plus my grammar sucks 'cause I'm only semiliterate. :-(
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!
> Which is worse: ignorance or apathy? Who knows? Who cares? -- Erich Schubert