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A handy guide to the Russian alphabet

 
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smithrn1983



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: A handy guide to the Russian alphabet Reply with quote

Whether newly arrived, or thinking of joining us in the Glorious Motherland, you'll probably want to learn to read Cyrillic. Here's a handy guide with examples.

http://vimeo.com/42984129
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Sashadroogie



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Location: Moskva, The Workers' Paradise

PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Groovy graphics! But some of the examples are more about how Russians (mis)pronounce English words - e.g. x, like 'heart' Very Happy
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smithrn1983



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My favorite was that ы was simply described as a strange sound. but i still think it could be useful for leaning the basics of the cyrillic alphabet.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, God, yes. An excellent start. Especially as the fear factor in learning this alphabet is much, much higher than the actual difficulty level. A little humour is just the ticket!
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macedonianmike



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russian spelling is way easier than English. Pronunciation of ы takes awhile. Still can't get the soft sign - ь, especially following л
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