Questions tagged [правописание]

Questions about the spelling of words. The spelling is the process of writing or naming the letters of a word.

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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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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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Are there words that can be spelled with both т and ф?

Some words of Greek descent use ф as corresponding to the Greek θ, while some use т. The former I think tend to be loaned earlier. However, in "Brothers Karamazov" I have found Mitya using the word "...
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Где узнать о правилах русского языка?

Где узнать о правилах русского языка, актуальных на данный момент? В инженерном деле когда речь идёт о формальностях, например о правилах искусственного языка (например для написания компьютерных ...
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Are there loanwords from English where "h" is transliterated to "х" rather than "г"?

Russian doesn't have a direct equivalent to the sound of English h. But to some English speakers it seems odd that words taken into Russian from English which have an h sound are transliterated using ...
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Почему Евклид, а не Эвклид?

Why is Евклид spelled with Е in Russian? All the other words and names with Greek origin starting with E that I can think of are spelled with Э in Russian. Эратосфен, эвтаназия, эвристика ...
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Is there a word that starts with "ы"?

I remember from my school years that there is no such thing as a word that starts with 'ы'. Is this true? If so, is there something fundamental that prevents this from happening? If no, can anybody ...
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Russian words in cyrillic that look like english words?

Ie words like COP or HAM which have a similar spelling but a totally different meaning in russian or in english. Can you provide the back translation of the russian?
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Писать местоимение "вы" с малой или большой буквы?

Мне когда-то кое-кто сказал, что писать "Вы" с большой буквы - подобострастно. Но я видел несколько раз, что пользователи этого сайта пишут это слово именно с большой буквы. Как на самом деле? /...
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English equivalent of "й"

Lets say we have a Russian name which contains "й" and we want to write it in English. For example Николай. The right way to spell it in English should be Nikolay or Nikolai? Same for Dmitrii / ...
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How is the ending "-ий" pronounced?

Someone told me they are pronounced like "и", but when I listen to sound files on wiktionary.com, they are pronounced like "ш/ч"? For example the word "горячий" is pronounced according to wiktionary ...
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Can I encounter "aлгорифм" nowadays in any context. And in past?

This very question is inspired by the question "Are there words that can be spelled with both т and ф". One of the answer states that There is an interesting issue with the word алгоритм. ...
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Правописание местоимения 2 л. мн.ч. в Интернете / Correct spelling of 2nd pl. pronoun on the Internet

Правильно ли написание "Вы" со строчной буквы в Интернете? Является ли подобное написание трендом? Is it correct to spell Вы (you 2nd.p. pl.) with lower case letter on the Internet? Is it a trend?
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"Блять" против "блядь"

Существует ли всё-таки междометие "блять" или нет и уместно ли вообще говорить об ошибках в словах ненормативной лексики?
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How could I have gotten the Cyrillic spelling of Vladyka?

I'm not sure that this is exactly a Russian language question as technology and languages, but... I was looking for the Cyrillic spelling of "Vladyka", and the Google Translate iPhone app doesn't ...