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Why is the letter "г" in some Russian words pronounced [v]?

Сначала звук "г" стал произноситься фрикативно, как он сейчас произносится в украинском языке и часто в южнорусских говорах (Украина и соседние регионы, например Белгородская область). Так, ...
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Is "й" pronounced as "j" or "y"?

I think your confusion stems from the fact that most textbooks use the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) in their transcriptions, and the IPA symbol for the y in yes is /j/. Why did they choose j? ...
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