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Re: OT coins and currency

From:Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Thursday, January 12, 2006, 21:37
Mark J. Reed jazdy:

> I just hadn't heard of the /_je/ => /_ji/ reduction, which is sort of odd > since I took a year of Russian in college and we spent a lot of time > cultivating authentic accents. According to my teacher, I was one of the > best pronouncers (pronunciators? :)) in the class - even as I did among
> worst in remembering the vocabulary and grammar.
Usually they teach reduction only to professionals, except mentioning about pronouncing |o| as [a] when unstressed. 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".
> Russian was the arrow > that burst my "I'm good at learning languages!" balloon. :)
No wonder. Any East Slavic langauge blows one's mind up! Only Georgian can supercede them! -- happy Yitzik, a native russophone


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>