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What distinguishes the "hushers" (ч, ш, щ, ж) linguistically from other consonants?
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The Linguistic term of these sounds is sibilant consonants. Apart from their differences, what they have in common is that they all have a more or less hissing sound.

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Why is «Совет» Transliterated to "Soviet" in English Instead of "Sovyet"?
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The transliteration ye is only used in two romanization systems: BGN/PCGN and Passport (1997–2010). Both of these, though, use this version when The digraphs ye and yë are used to indicate ...

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How to arrange declension tables in Russian
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The one you say to be inspired from Latin grammar schools seems to be the one used in Russian schools. See this page: Russian Declension Overview. The Linguistic order, so to speak, is Nominative,...

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What's the difference between "лежит на столе" and "стоит на столе"?
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In Russian the position of an object must be made explicit. You can't simply say "The book is on the table.", instead, you need to specify whether the book is in horizontal or vertical position. This ...

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Does "case" equal "declension"? 6 declensions for 16 cases?
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Every element in a sentence occupies a role. Some languages signal that role with prepositions (Italian, Spanish), others with particles (Japanese) and others with cases (Russian for example). There ...

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Resources for learning Russian
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Websites BBC Russian Language Service Convertcyrillic.com, a tool for students to easily look up multiple Russian words. Langust - short Russian grammar lib.ru, Библиотека Максима Мошкова, the ...

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Resources for learning Russian
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Textbooks German: MOCT - Modernes Russisch - Aktualisierte Ausgabe: Modernes Russisch. Moct 1. Arbeitsbuch mit 2 Audio-CDs: Niveau A1-A2. ISBN: 978-3125275669 Dutch: J.L.I. Fennell, Russisch voor ...

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Resources for learning Russian
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Television LiveTV, online streaming of sporting events 1tv.ru News in Russian, the newsreaders speak very good Russian.

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Resources for learning Russian
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Podcasts KG-Portal, 196 episodes of two podcasts notable for having transcripts. PodFM, Podcast directory for Russian language podcasts Russian Podcast, Simple audio for those who know basic grammar ...

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Resources for learning Russian
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Online courses Babbel - beautiful resource for language learning. They've just added new Russian courses. Busuu — online language learning site. Basic profile is free. Duolingo - free language ...

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Resources for learning Russian
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Newspapers Викиновости, online free news anyone can edit - Russian section of the site Газета.ру, online Russian newspaper Известия.ру, Russian newspaper Лента.ру, online Russian newspaper Правда.ру,...

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Resources for learning Russian
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Dictionaries ABBYY Lingvo.ru, multilingual dictionary. Academic, an extensive collection of Russian dictionaries Gramota, grammar reference and more lurkmore.to, russian lurkmore: an on-line ...

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Resources for learning Russian
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Books Russian for Mathematicians, Edited by Doctor of Sciences A. Petukhov, Publishing House of Moscow Center, for Continous Mathematical Education, MOSCOW, 2004

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Resources for learning Russian
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Audiobooks ruspeach.com - vocalized works of great Russian classics and modern authors. Ruspeach website is translated in 9 languages and it is developing and improving everyday.

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Resources for learning Russian
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Add-ons Language Immersion for Chrome: Switches certain words and phrases on the web pages from English into Russian (or another selected language) RussianGram (for Chrome): Adds stress marks to ...

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Are there rules for shortening words? Like "здрасте" instead of "здравствуйте"?
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While I am not sure about Здрасте, I can tell that Здравствуй is simply the "singular" version of Здравствуйте: Здравствуй - You (singular) or informal Здравствуйте - You (plural) or formal But, as ...

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Which word in Russian has the longest consonant cluster?
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With 5 consonants in a row, I'd say: контрпример, kontrprimer (counterexample). контрпредложение, kontrpredlozhenie (counteroffer). контрпривод, kontrprivod (countershaft). контрприказ, kontrprikaz (...

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General rules for stressing words the right way
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There are some rules and some "less strict" rules, where you have exceptions and they represent a tendency, rather than a rule. So we have patterns, but they have exceptions, of course. In any case ...

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Why doesn't Russian have native words beginning with А?
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The point is: where do we draw the line for a "native word"? Words that now might seem totally russian might have been borrowed 100, 500, 1000 years ago. I've quickly checked the dictionary and for ...

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Elementary understanding of the concept aspect
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In this document, Il verbo russo: il problema dell'aspetto1, there is a nice analysis, but since it's Italian, I'll translate it for you. I'll also include parts from other sources. From the lexical-...

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How do I pronounce the soft sign at the end of a word?
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The Soft sign, called мягкий знак in russian, has no pronunciation itself. Rather, it affects the letter that precedes it, through a phenomenon called Palatalization.

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