How exactly is й pronounced in adjective endings such as ий/ ый?
I seem to remember something, from some of the first grammar books that I read, about it being more or less silent--not having any sound. But recently I read that there should be a /j/ sound.
How does this work? What is the difference between ый and ы in normal speech? Do you hear the й? I 'm looking for a practical explanation not so much phonetic theory. Although the latter is welcome too.
E.G., красивый/ красивы
I also read that in older styles speakers would pronounce the й much stronger. Or at least that's what I understood from the book I'm reading--see below.
This is from Jones and Ward (1969), The phonetics of Russian. —
UPDATE-- So I read the introduction to the Book by Jones and Ward (1969) and they mention this--
Yet another Update-- I looked through some reference books and here's what they say about й—