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-small m = т -и with line on top = й -g = д -mirrored s = г These are handwriting style characters, but some of them (m, -и with line on top and mirrored s in particular) are also used in italicized version of some Russian fonts, Arial and Times New Roman to name a few.


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The character "д" is the lowercase italic version of "Д", which both derive from the greek letter Delta (compare with "Δ", "δ"). In most fonts the straight lowercase letter is written as "д", while "д" is used in italic type. In some fonts (typically monospace console fonts or fonts designed for headings: Tahoma, Lucida Console, Franklin, Arial Bold, Century,...


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In school it's taught cursive and only cursive, in many "serious" places (like government jobs, jobs in financial sector etc.) it will be considered very non-professional if you can not do cursive. In fact it's even hard to imagine that somebody does not. However I have to admit that things are gradually changing and even Russian language teachers are ...


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Those are cursive forms: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_cursive The letters you were surprised by are, in order listed, Тт Йй Дд Гг.


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Things may be changing, but I dare say an overwhelming majority of 'adult' Russians (those finished primary school 10+ years ago) write in cursive - when they have to hand write at all. Writing in block letters has always been considered 'childish': only small kids do it because they haven't learnt any better yet. (But again, things are changing, and ...


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It is a valid letter "д", the fifth letter of the alphabet. The glyph in the example is produced with a cursive/italic font. The other one is a glyph from a regular straight font.


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Думаю что целенаправленного изменения штриха не было. Если посмотреть на заглавные буквы печатных книг, видно что штрих в букве И сначала был ровным, потом слегка наклоненным (как бы для удобства письма), затем этот наклон стал более выраженным. Что касается буквы Н, которая писалась как N, то ее вариации тоже в своих крайних формах меняли наклон среднего ...


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Here is the classic one. I used to do it in my 1st grade. http://xn----gtbdmbeft1bdk.net/%D0%A0%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BA%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B8/40/415/ Though this one does not contain old Cyrillic.


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Cyrillic alphabet was developed in what is modern Bulgaria based on Greek alphabet, so: В was modeled after Greek Β (beta). This was originally pronounced [b] in ancient Greek but in modern (and medieval) Greek it is weakened to [v] Н, which originally looked N, was modeled after Greek Ν (nu) И, which originally looked Н, was modeled after Greek Η (eta). In ...


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It means nothing. It just reads "The Grand Inquisitor" in English with a few Cyrillic letters thrown in to replace English letters that they look vaguely similar to. This is an example of Faux Cyrillic. For what it's worth, these are the letters used: д - used for the "a" in "grand", actually represents /d/ и - used for the "n" in "grand", actually ...


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As already said, all Russians are taught in school how to write in cursive and use it in everyday life. Writing with cursive letters is much more faster but everyone has his own style, that is sometimes hard to read, so sometimes you are asked you use block letters. That's why when you fill a form, for example when you apply for a new ID, you have to use ...


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This is an incorrect (and poor quality) picture. These letters look different in every script. Like this: Ш ш Щ щ Ш ш Щ щ


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In some fonts you might also encounter 'mirrored 6' which is 'small д'.


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Trying to answer the last part of your question, the Bulgarian alphabet is very similar to the Russian one: а б в г д е ё ж з и й к л м н о п р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ы ь э ю я (Russian) а б в г д е ж з и й к л м н о п р с т у ф х ц ч ш щ ъ ь ю я (Bulgarian) (I've omitted the capital letters here) Bulgarian has fewer letters (ё, ы, э are missing) and ...


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Nobody posted these letters italicized yet, so here you go: Тт Тт Йй Йй Дд Дд Гг Гг Examine this answer's markdown by clicking "edit" to make sure I didn't trick you :ь


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Поскольку ответы в одно предложение, насколько я помню, против правил (в таких случаях рекомендуется дать больше информации), даю название всех букв. Названия букв в старой орфографии. В квадратных скобках сама буква, если она не совпадает с первой буквой названия. В круглых скобках вариант названия или (курсивом) моё примечание. азъ, буки, вѣди, глаголь,...


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Many responders have already mentioned the cursive handwriting as faster... In fact, perhaps unlike some cursive scripts I see daily used in Europe/US at least, the seeming purpose of Russian cursive writing is to write a word, or large parts thereof, as one line without picking up the pen from the paper and seeking to a new position to start the next ...


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Well, there are two ways of looking at it. Strictly and formally speaking, the riddle would be about the letters (буквы, in singular, буква), which are of feminine gender and should be used with the ending -а in this case. But then, informally and in oral speech, what is А, exactly? It's not a letter, because letters aren't something that belongs to the ...


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Have you tried reading about them? On wiki, for example: Russian alphabet, Ъ, Ь Your second question does not make sense, really. They are used because they must be used for the correct spelling.


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Mongolian is phonetically very different from Russian, so, while you will still have a general idea about which sound corresponds to which letter, mechanical transliteration of Mongolian word into Russian and vise versa will work no better than doing it with say French and English: "au revoir" is not aw-ree-voy-er, not even close, though the alphabet is the ...


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Russian and Khalkha Mongolian have extremely different phonetics and phonotactics, so different that half of the Cyrillic letters are pronounced differently in the two languages: Letter Mongolian IPA Russian IPA Бб p, pʲ b, bʲ (p, pʲ)* Вв w̜, w̜ʲ v, vʲ (f, fʲ)* Дд t, tʲ d, dʲ (t,...


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Every language has its quirkiness. With Russian,this is evident when one starts typing texts on a PC - and then formatting parts of it. Hence, the сведения seems to differ from "сведения". But, this is solely due the use of italics. This can be easily verified by copying "сведения" twice without a particular format, then mark one of these Russian words; ...


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I understand that there are certain vowels that indicate whether a consonant succeeding it would be hard or soft, for example the vowel 'e' would indicate that the consonant after it would soften while an 'a' would indicate that the consonant after it would harden This assumption is incorrect. Softening and hardening works the other way round, that is ...


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Both uppercase and lowercase letters you show here are taught in schools as the standard handwriting. The uppercase typical handwriting is either the one you provided or block-letter style (Д). In my experience more people switch to the block letter writing lately. I have never seen the lowercase д (g-style writing) or ∂ used in an uppercase. The lowercase ...


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The preferred form is the standard modern Russian Cyrillic cursive. Russians do not normally write in typed block letters, everybody uses the cursive. If you prefer the block letters, you can choose any letter shape available, all of them will be understood. The only limitation is that mixing italic and block shapes should be avoided (like по г ода), or else ...


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The Ushakov's dictionary says that the names of the Russian letters are all neuter (except for ь and ъ that end in знак which is masculine). The riddle is about the letters, so the correct answer is: упало, пропало, осталось.


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The only thing I know from top of my head that you should be able to write most words in full without ever taking pen off paper. Maybe adding some diacritics later. So, there's only one stroke. Start from the first letter, end with the last letter. We're talking about cursive, aren't we?


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Твёрдый знак выполняет в русском языке разделительную функцию — указывает, что после согласного йотированная гласная буква обозначает не мягкость согласного, а два звука: я — [й’а], е — [й’э], ё — [й’о], ю — [й’у] (объять [абй’́ат’], съест [сй’эст], съёмка [сй’́омка]). Функции мягкого знака сложнее. Он имеет в русском языке три функции — разделительную, ...


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They're named Иже and І (pronounced as [и] i surmise) or И восьмеричное and И десятиричное respectively [ 1 ] due to numerical values used to be assigned to them [ 2 ]


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бос = босс, без = бес, бал = балл, сум = сумм, мая = майя, тон = тонн, серб = серп, гриб = грипп, маг = мак, юг = юкк ⇒ с = з = л = м = й = н = б = п = г = к = 1. спиться = спится = спица, питься = пицца, колоться = колодца ⇒ ться = тся = ца = цца = дца ⇒ ь = ц = д = 1, тя = а. кот = код ⇒ т = д = 1, я = а. лапать = лапоть ⇒ а = о. ожёг = ожог ⇒ о = ё. ...


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