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OT: Ya xochu uchit' russki

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Monday, August 7, 2006, 3:17
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!


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