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Questions about usage of letter ё and it's replacement by letter е.

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Is there an unstressed ё?

It's said that the letter ё is always stressed. However, while browsing declension charts for numerals, if I'm not mistaken, I noticed the following: Трёхсо́т With a stress mark on the syllable -сот. ...
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Is 'ё' a distinct letter, or is it just 'е' with a diaeresis?

Some sources say that there are 32 letters in the alphabet, while others say there are 33. The discrepancy seems to be a result of including/excluding ё. They also mention (whether or not they include ...
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What is the difference between "всё" and "все"?

I thought that всё referred to inanimate/abstract concepts - like in всё равно or это всё - and все was used with animate - like все студенты. But I've seen the two used in virtually the same contexts ...
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Using written е instead of ë

Sometimes I see е written instead of ë. Is this actually a common occurence in written Russian, or an acceptable version of the word? For example, even Google Translate will not use the diacritical ...
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Why in the russian often used "все точки над И" but not "все точки над Ё"?

Why is this in use: "все точки над И"? There is no dots - И, there is dot in English version i. Why instead there is no usage for such construction: все точки над Ё or все бреве над И краткое ?
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Why "пишешь", "пишем", "пишете", not "пишёшь", "пишём", "пишёте"

A task asked me to conjugate the verb писать in present tense and I thought it whould have these endings: я пишу, ты пишёшь, он/она пишёт, мы пишём, вы пишёте, они пишут But I checked the wiktionary ...
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Is there a difference between "слёзы" and "слезы"?

I'm looking for the pronunciation of the word слезы (tears). On forvo.com both spellings слезы and слёзы are listed and pronounced differently. Is the meaning the same in both cases and how/why do ...
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Is there really "йа" and "йо" in Russian writing?

I'm currently learning the Russian language. While I was in the middle of learning this language and I understood the letters used, I noticed a few cases regarding those letters. One case that got me ...
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Pronunciation of Spelling Rule "е" vs "о" vs "ё"?

"Never write unstressed 'o' after the letters, ж, ч, ш, щ, ц, instead use 'e'" So are we supposed to still pronounce it like an "o"? I know that the answer is yes when the vowel is stressed, for ...
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What are all the times where "е" changes to "ё"?

I don't know if this was asked before but I never saw it in search, so I'll just ask it. Can someone list all the situations where "е" would be changed to "ё" ? Like maybe after 2 vowels or if the ...
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What is the difference between "ребенок" and "ребёнок"?

I found the following sentence: Это мой ребёнок. I looked up for the word and it returned "a child" or "a baby". However, it seems that "ребенок" (е, not ё) also returned "a child" or "a baby". ...
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Знак ударения (в раскладке и не только) [closed]

В современнном русском знак ударения поджидает примерно такая же судьба, что и букву ё. Тем не менее хотелось бы уточнить: предусмотрен ли это знак в русской раскладке клавиатуры? Если да, то каким ...
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Why isn't почтальо́н spelled почталён?

As far as I understand, the letter "ё" is used to write the same sound as "ьо" only when the corresponding "о" is stressed. In почтальо́н we have "ьо" and the "о" is also stressed -- so isn't this ...
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«Да святится имя Твое» or «Да святится имя Твоё»?

A colleague of mine asked me to record the text of the prayer for her band to learn. I want to make sure I do it right. In the words «да святится имя Твое» — is the last letter е or ё?
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Pronunciation of "лёгкий" and "легкий"

I read in Pushkin's Дружба the word "легкий", an adjective meaning "slight". There's even an interesting thread on Russian S.E. about the modern pronouciation of the word. I ...
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When does "e" change to "ё" in plurals?

I've just started learning German, and what strikes me about their plurals is that a word in its plural form can change not only at the end but in the middle as well (die Kopf / die Köpfe, der Stuhl / ...
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С днём рождения или с днем рождения?

I remember from a Russian expression book that it was: С днём рождения I've seen my friends from Russia write that on each others Facebook pages on birthdays. However, I recently saw: с днем ...
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Difference in pronunciation between "вce" and "вcё"?

Ran into the two words "вce" and "вcё". The teacher I have pronounces the words exactly the same even though the last letter is different. I also ran the word through the Google Translate and some ...
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Old orthography всѣ, все, всё and издалека vs издалёка

It's redundant to write the two dots above the е in the word все in old orthography (because when it isnt a ё sound, ѣ is written), so why do some old russian bibles do it still? Some places they ...
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