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Why is "Г" sometimes pronounced "V"?

Most notably in words like "его," my Rosetta Stone will instruct the pronunciation as "evo." Is this a correct pronunciation? If so, is there any grammatical reason that it is pronounced "evo" rather than "ego"?

For learning: Russian
Base language: English
Category: Language

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    it is correct! The г in words that end in его and ого are pronounced like a "v"

    Переход звука "Г" в звук "В" очень част в русском языке. Примеров много. "Красивого" - "красивово", "Такого" - "Таково", "Умного" - "Умново", "Примечательного" - "Примечательново" и т.д. В основном все слова, закачивающиеся "-го" оглушаются до "-во".
    Грамматических причин тут не вижу, скорее всего это исторически сложившееся произношение. Такое произношение выглядит более естественным в среде русскоговорящих людей.

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