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Is there a way to determine substantives ending in "-у" when used in context of localisation?
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There are about thirty or fourty words of the second masculine declension (masculine words ending with a consonant) whose Locative (-у like на мосту - on the/a bridge) is not the same as the ...

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Pronunciation of 'Сегодня'
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The pronunciation is [s'ivodn'i] with stressed o and apostrophee for palatalisation. There is [v] because it comes from сего дня, where -его is ending of pronoun which is always pronounced with [v] ...

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What is the etymology of берлога?
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Fasmer is far too old. He did not believe берлога could come from the *bher-, that gave English bear. But he was wrong. Берлога certainly is логово bher'а. Reasons are given. And... actually бурый ...

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Почему с конца 30-х перестали употреблять словосочетание "в Украине"?
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For 20th and 21st century the "на" preposition is for territories, the "в" - for independent countries. Your information means that since 1938 it was not understood as an independent country (and it ...

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