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Why does she say "Я понимаешь" and not "Я понимаю"?

As a native speaker I do this too when talking to someone. Let’s look at понимать and its present tense conjugations to understand. Я понимаю Ты понимаешь Он, она, оно понимает Они понимают Вы ...
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Epenthetic л: why there is no л in the conjugation of the verb звать between the в and the ё in зовёшь, зовёт, зовём and зовёте?

Why does the epenthetic л not apply in front of the sound /ja/, but does appear in front of any other sound starting with /j/. What is the phonological, orthographical or historical reason for the ...
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Epenthetic л: why there is no л in the conjugation of the verb звать between the в and the ё in зовёшь, зовёт, зовём and зовёте?

I will answer your question rather not as a professional, but as a narrow man (or dilettante). Because there are no words in russian language like любю. In the same time, there is a word like любя. ...
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