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
> 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@...>