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What are these two words with obsolete letters?

First word (Уездная) has an obsolete letter "yat" ("ять") in cursive, so it looks different form its typical form (ѣ). Second word (Нарымъ) has no obsolete letters, although the first letter "Н" is ...
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What are these two words with obsolete letters?

The first word is Уездная (County, district). The second word is Нарым. It's a geographic title, no translation.
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What's the reason for the change from "-аго" to "-oго"?

The 1918 orthography reform was not something that came into existence out of a sudden after bolsheviks came to power. In fact, this question was a quite hot topic from the beginning of 20th century, ...
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Names of pre-1918 letters

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 ...
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Names of pre-1918 letters

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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What are these two words with obsolete letters?

I don't see any obsolete letters in that second one. It's Нарымъ.
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Впервые or впервыя (in old orthography)?

Положим, что ткну пальцем в небо, но всё же рискну предположить, что впервые это всего лишь в первые [ряды], по аналогии с вперворяд, вдругорядь и т.д. Если же учесть и форму женского рода рядь (есть ...
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Exact rules governing consonant changes as seen in the first person singular in verb conjugations

I have found the following rules explaining consonant mutation in verbs with stem ending in a consonant. Only some stem-end-consonants mutate and only into four other possible consonants: д, з, г ...
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