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Re: OT coins and currency

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Thursday, January 12, 2006, 21:46
On 1/12/06, Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...> wrote:
> > Usually they teach reduction only to professionals, except mentioning > about > pronouncing |o| as [a] when unstressed.
We learned that. And |a| as [@]. So the /e/ reduction means that in normal speech, the unaccented word не is pronounced [Ji] rather than [Je]? Last year I met a Swiss guy who had
been learning Russian for almost two years and still was absolutely sure
> that in Russian "you read what you see".
Well, that's still truer for Russian than for English. No wonder. Any East Slavic langauge blows one's mind up! Only Georgian can
> supercede them!
Haven't even looked at Georgian - I suppose I should, since I live there. ;) I am dusting off what's left of my Russian, though, just so it can cause maximal interference as I try to learn some Ukrainian . . . -- Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>