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Should "йе" after vowel be pronounced [jje]?

Gemination is a bit fuzzy in Russian: Words such as касса, масса, тонна, ванна, Мекка, поддать, Приенисейе [йй] have 'true doubles': saying them with a single consonant can hinder understanding. ...
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Should "йе" after vowel be pronounced [jje]?

For я in майя there's such difference, it's supposed to be pronounced like май-йа. However, for instance, de-facto this quite exotic letter combination is pronounced just like я. For verifying both of ...
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Should "йе" after vowel be pronounced [jje]?

It is not quite clear what all the paragraph about what you thought on Е and Э is aimed at. If we decided to write айэ, it would sound just like ае: в мае. Unless we would like to make an extra effort ...
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Why doesn't Russian have native words beginning with А?

По М.А.Булгакову ("Собачье сердце"), есть и такое русское слово, как абырвалг. Из более употребительных слов можно выделить междометия ааа, ага, ай, ату и ах, а также союз а, встречаемый ...
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