Speak Russian without accent: advanced level

learn about the main mistakes in pronunciation which give away that you are not Russian. Pronounce the words correctly.

Apr 20, 2012 9:57 AM
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2) Weak position of vowels:


there are two types of weak position.



May 9, 2012



In Russian vowels are reduced according to its positions:


1) Strong position of vowels: when they render the usual sound.

is when the vowel is stressed

ex., масло - a is read as 'u' in 'plum'



May 9, 2012

2) weak position of consonants: when a voiced consonant is read as voiceless

1. placed in the end of the words: дуб is read as [дуп; dup]

2. placed infront of noisy(шумные) voiced and voicless consonants: [б], [г], [д], [ж], [з] etc. ex., низко - [ниско - nisko], здание - [сдание, sdanie]

May 9, 2012

1) Strong position: when the consonant renders its usual sound

It is when a consonant is:

1. placed before a vowel: ex., село - sjelo - village. с is [s], л is [l]

2. placed before consonants [р], [л], [м], [н], [j],  [в]: ex., зимнии - zimnij - winter (adj.). м is [m]


May 9, 2012

There is an alliteration in Russian, which is necessary to learn in order to speak perfect Russian.


Let me remind you about the pairs of voiced and voisless consonants:  [б] – [п], [в] – [ф], [г] – [к], [д] – [т], [ж] – [ш], [з] – [с], [б’] – [п’], [в’] – [ф’], [г'] – [к’], [д’] – [т’], [з’] – [с’]

The sound is alliterated of not depending on the position of the consonant in a word:

May 9, 2012
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