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Is there an unstressed ё?

There are several words with unstressed ё: (Трёх-/Четырёх-) (-мéрный/-этáжный/-я́русный/-уго́льный/-колёсный/...) - two stresses: ё and other syllable. (Трёхсо́т-/Четырёхсо́т-) (-мéрный/-этáжный/-...
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Is there an unstressed ё?

Short answer: the stress is on -сот; you may put a secondary stress on трёх- This is a compound word. In compound words, generally the second part is stressed, but first part may have a secondary ...
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«Да святится имя Твое» or «Да святится имя Твоё»?

The liturgical language of Russian Orthodox Church is not Russian but Church Slavonic. Church Slavonic is a codified version of Old Church Slavonic, which technically is not even a direct ancestor of ...
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Using written е instead of ë

This is actually a subject of "holy wars" between Russians. Some people insist that using ё must be mandatory, because replacing it by е can change the meaning of a sentence. The most famous example: ...
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«Да святится имя Твое» or «Да святится имя Твоё»?

In the church they traditionally pronounce it with "е": https://youtu.be/-cueR_3HVR0 (1:25). By the way, Wikipedia has an entry for this. There you can find several versions of the text (from ancient ...
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Is there a difference between "слёзы" and "слезы"?

They're pronounced exactly the same way because it's the exact same word. The usage of the letter "ё" from the very beginning of its existence (it was introduced in the late 18th century) ...
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Is there a difference between "слёзы" and "слезы"?

The answer can be traced through the question. It means, слезы is the Genitive case singular, and слёзы is the Nominative case plural. This word, as you can see from the previous answer, can be ...
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Is there an unstressed ё?

There are names transcribed with unstressed ё as well. For example, the surname of mathematician Paul Erdős is spelled as Э́рдёш. Regarding трёхсот, you may put a secondary stress on the first ...
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Why isn't почтальо́н spelled почталён?

почтальон is pronounced [поч'тал'й'он] почталён would be pronounced [поч'тал'он] which is different. почтальён would be pronounced the same way as почтальон. The reason why it is not spelled this ...
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Why isn't почтальо́н spelled почталён?

The sounds [ɵ]/[jɵ], which are now denoted by the letter ё, were not present in Church Slavonic and a letter to denote them was not there in Cyrillic before late XVIII century. By the time it was ...
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Pronunciation of Spelling Rule "е" vs "о" vs "ё"?

but what about when it is unstressed? for example: хорошЕе There's no soft "ш" in modern Russian, so "е" works just like "э" here: "харошэйэ". Some historical or dialect pronounce may differ. Also,...
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Pronunciation of Spelling Rule "е" vs "о" vs "ё"?

You should notice that 'ё' is always stressed. If it is not stressed it becomes 'е' everywhere, both in writing and pronunciation.
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When does "e" change to "ё" in plurals?

Actually, as Zaliznyak (1967) shows, it is, synchronically, ё>е in the singular not e>ё in the plural. Words like "десна'" are actually "дёсна'" (' for stress), but ...
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What is the difference between "всё" and "все"?

"все" means everything, anything, everybody, everyone, anyone "всё" means all For example "Всем пока" goodbye everyone "Всё готово" all done
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What is the difference between "всё" and "все"?

To be short: Все - means "everyone". Всё - "everyting". But there are a lot of exceptions. You say "все" about something you can count. "У меня есть все чашки" - "I have all the cups"; And you say "...
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Old orthography всѣ, все, всё and издалека vs издалёка

The use of e vs ё is not consistent in this edition of the Bible. In all your examples, the words издалека and издалёка mean the same ("from far away"), as well as the words все and всё (&...
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Why isn't почтальо́н spelled почталён?

"the same sound as "ьо" No. There are separate, while in practice related, effects to be considered there: short pause after the consonant before the vowel. The separation between two sounds. ...
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What is the difference between "всё" and "все"?

A small addendum about substitution and context. In texts for language learners ё should always be used. However, if you look into texts by native speakers, esp. into somewhat literature-based texts ...
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When does "e" change to "ё" in plurals?

жена - жёны звезда - звёзды some people say that the difference stems from the form of singular with or without the obsolete letter "ѣ - ять", which denoted the vowel "e", so i guess unless one ...
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Pronunciation of Spelling Rule "е" vs "о" vs "ё"?

Why doesn't Russian have an additional letter for soft o, or just write "ио" or "ьо" instead of "е/ё"? I think this is because of historical reasons. "Ё" was suggested in 1783 by non-linguists to ...
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