its not hard to guess it's about stress of words but what "ик-1, 2, 3" stands for? there is no explanation in my book about it.

  • This sample definitely requires more explanation. It cannot be understood with no context. Probably, language teatcher skills are required for being able to understand this. – Nadia Solovyeva Feb 20 '16 at 5:16
  • @НадеждаТарашкевич or some knowledge in Russian linguistic terminology ;) – shabunc Feb 20 '16 at 6:00

ИК stands for интонационная конструкция (intonation construction), the numbers point at particular tone combinations:


  • короткий и простой но отличный ответ! спасибо вам большое! – Ismail Yilmaz Feb 20 '16 at 9:43

"ИК" stands for "интонационная конструкция" (intonation structure) though I have to admit that this is not some wide-known term. It's just that some Russian-language linguists developed classification counting different intonations in Russian.

Here you can find one of such classifications.

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