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Is it always pronounced "nye"?

I've searched online but found no sources on it.

I hear it sometimes as ни and sometimes as не.

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  • What is your question? – Quassnoi Oct 23 '18 at 21:26
  • Is не always pronounced nye? – Almonds812 Oct 23 '18 at 21:44
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Не is proclitic, meaning that as far as pronunciation is concerned, it's a part of the word that follows it.

This means that е in it is subject to vowel reduction if not stressed, and hence is pronounced as [ɪ].

The vowels in не in не о то́м [nʲɪɐˈtom] and не́ о чем ['nʲeətɕɪm] are pronounced differently.

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  • Hi Quassnoi , I was hoping you could tell me where you got this information, i have been searching everywhere for a list of proclitic words in russain such as я не but i cannot seem to find anything in search. – Almonds812 Aug 6 '19 at 20:27
  • Is there a way of knowing when a word is proclitic or is it just by memorizing that the word is proclitic? – Almonds812 Aug 6 '19 at 20:28

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