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What is the Russian Homophonic Group?

Equivalent question: What Russian letters won't equal 1? From: the homophonic group: a mathematical diversion --> This is an exercise from Michael Artin's Algebra on, well, abstract algebra. In this ...
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Names of pre-1918 letters

What were the names of the Russian letters и and i in the pre-1918 Russian alphabet?
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What are these Russian characters that aren't in the alphabet in my learning material?

I have this comic book in Russian that uses characters I don't know from my Russian learning materials. Please see my image. There are: small m и with line on top g mirrored s Which 'standard' ...
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What are the Latin Transliterations of Hard Consonants Converted to Soft Consonants?

I have been studying Russian recently and I have come across a problem that I have been trying to resolve for some time now which involves the softening of consonants. I understand that there are ...
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What Russian letter is this?

Is the 4th letter a valid russian character? When I copy the above word it is automatically converted to "сведения".
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Difference between ь and ъ

What is the difference between ь and ъ? Why do Russians use these letters?
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What is the stroke order for Cyrillic?

I've been trying to find the stroke order (the order in which components of a character are written, and in which direction your pen goes) (Wikipedia article, but only about Chinese characters) for ...
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“The Grand Inquisitor” book cover - what does cyrillic letters stand for?

I recently bought a copy of, "The Grand Inquisitor" and, after a few days, I noticed that the title of the book on front cover was written partially in cyrillic. Does the cyrillic on the front mean ...
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Why are there letters which look similar but are pronounced differently between the English alphabet and Russian Cyrillic?

Gadling teaches you to read the Cyrillic alphabet in 5 minutes mentions that there's some letters in Cyrillic that look like letters in the English alphabet, but their pronunciation in Russian is ...
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Learning to touch-type in Cyrillic

I started typing in Cyrillic a week ago, using Google Translate's keyboard option (so I've got a different question from this one). However, I've been downgraded from a touch-typist in English and ...
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How similar are Mongolian Cyrillic and Russian Cyrillic?

I'm considering learning Mongolian Cyrillic. One thing I'd like to know is whether learning Mongolian Cyrillic will help me understand Russian Cyrillic. If I learn Mongolian Cyrillic, will I be able ...
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A children's riddle asks: 'А и Б сидели на трубе. А упало, Б пропало — что осталось на трубе?'

A children's riddle asks А и Б сидели на трубе. А упало, Б пропало - что осталось на трубе? Правописание(Spelling). The answer is И!. But if you search the web you will find an approximately equal ...
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Н > И change in Cyrillic, when and why?

The modern Cyrillic letter had the shape of H a thousand years ago, it descends from the Greek H η 'Ήτα, Ēta'. What is interesting is when and why this letter changed the angle of its bar from H to И.
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Russian/Cyrillic italic font

Could anyone please tell me, where I can find and download a font type of Russian italics? I haven't find any on the net so far, but I have to admit to only have looked on English and German language ...
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When to use ∂ and when to use the g-type for little д?

I'm always unsure as to how to choose my д in handwriting. Can one arbitrarily choose between ∂ and the minuscule (little g type) here shown? (I mean, sticking to one of them for the whole text, but ...
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What is the preferred form of Cyrillic to use for handwriting?

When writing Cyrillic by hand is it preferred to write in roman type italic type? For example, should I write г, г? д or д? и and й or и and й? т or т? Or should one use cursive to write? What type is ...
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Why is the numero sign (знак номера) ­«№» used in Russian when the letter “N” is not in the Cyrillic alphabet?

It seems strange to me that the numero sign (знак номера) № is used in Russian, despite the fact that the letter N is not present in the Cyrillic alphabet. Not knowing any better, I would have ...
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How common is angle-shaped Л in modern Russian?

How common is drawing Л the way similar to Greek letter Λ in modern Russian? Does it vary depending on region?
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Why does italic 'т' look like 'm'

The Cyrillic letter 'т', when italicized, looks like a Latin 'm'. This is illustrated in the image below. The first row is the Cyrillic letter 'т', the second is the Cyrillic letter 'м', and the third ...