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Secondary articulation in Russian

Is it correct to say that all Russian consonants are subject to secondary articulation: the soft ones are palatalized, whereas the hard ones are velarized?
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Can Russians naturally pronounce “попал в бесперспективняк”?

Let's suppose you are having a casual conversation with a friend and talking quickly and want to say, "Попал в бесперспективняк." Will you be able to pronounce this flawlessly and without changing the ...
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Are there any common words with the syllable “кы”?

Some time ago a Russian academic visitor told me that there are no "normal" Russian words with the syllable кы. He said that the only words with the syllable кы are proper names given by non-Russian ...
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Are These Consonants & 7-Letters Spelling Rule? [closed]

Consonants: ж, ш, ц, ч, щ (Hissing Sounds) л, р, б, в, г, д, м, н, з (Resonant Sounds) х, п, к, т, ф, с (Voiceless) 7-Letters Spelling Rule: г, к, х, ж, ш, щ, ч Just to confirm the letters so ...
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Correct pronunciation of vowels and soft/hard consonants

I have read in several places online that it would be wrong to use the terms "soft vowels" and "hard vowels", and instead it's more correct to call them vowels which indicate a ...
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Declensions with non-ending consonant removed: судно,…?

I had previously known words for vessels that move on the water like корабль and лодка, but recently came across судно. It was quite surprising that н, which is not a final consonant, disappears in ...
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How to pronounce the word агнцев (three consonants in row)?

In Второзаконие 32:13-14 I read the word агнец, which appears in genitive plural. Он вознес его на высоту земли и кормил произведениями полей, и питал его медом из камня и елеем из твердой скалы, ...
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Why is “ф” used almost exclusively in loan words?

It is a common bit of trivia that the letter Ф is an extremely reliable indicator that you are looking at a loan word. Wikipedia tries its best at mentioning a couple of words of Slavic origin, but ...
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Which word in Russian has the longest consonant cluster?

I've heard about this word контрвзбзднуть which has 9 consonants in a row. Obviously this word doesn't exist. Which real word(s) has the longest consonant cluster?
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How do I pronounce the soft sign at the end of a word?

An example of two words which differ only by a soft sign are кон (round, as in "the next round of a game") and конь (stallion, male horse). Often, English speakers do not know how to enunicate the ...