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Offline perfecciona

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #135 on: April 26, 2008, 03:00:47 PM »
You Sue Poff with the stress on Sue

Thanks, I knew I was saying it wrong.


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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #136 on: May 27, 2008, 12:03:01 AM »
this is my first post, and before i go further i would just like to say how wonderful a place this is...i'm an addict as i suppose most here are.  thanks to everyone for all the hard work and hundreds of hours that go into making something like this a success.

my comment is awkward, but here goes -- since this thread is about correctness, wouldn't it be a good idea to spell it correctly?  the word is not pronounciation but pronunciation.

sorry, it's been bugging me for months....

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #137 on: June 06, 2008, 02:46:50 PM »
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You might want to correct this one, then.   :P

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #138 on: September 06, 2008, 03:50:29 PM »
How do you say Mikhail, someone told me it was like this mee-ha-EEL, is that correct.




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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #139 on: September 13, 2008, 05:58:18 PM »
the "ha" iis usually transliterated as "kha", an aspirant somewhere between a "h" and a "k" in English pronunciation/

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #140 on: September 14, 2008, 09:37:44 AM »
the "ha" iis usually transliterated as "kha", an aspirant somewhere between a "h" and a "k" in English pronunciation/

Thank you, I didn't think that it was 'ha'.


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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #141 on: September 14, 2008, 01:16:13 PM »
when i first read about the Romanov's back when i was 10, i misread Olga as ogla and that's how i called her until i read it properly and i used to pronounce Tatiana as tat-tina !

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #142 on: October 27, 2008, 02:46:46 PM »
Is Tsarkoe Selo pronounced "Zar-ko Seelo"?

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #143 on: October 27, 2008, 03:07:54 PM »
This has been discussed many times before.  The proper Russian pronunciation is "Sars-kaya Syelo"  But here is a very soft "t" sound with the first S, and the "kaya" "a" sounds are not hard like "ah" but soft, almost a cross between "a" and "o", and the "ye" in Syelo is very soft when properly pronounced, and the final "o" is also very soft, like the O in Oscar..  Its kind of hard for English speakers to get right unless they have heard a Russian pronounce it for them.


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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #144 on: October 27, 2008, 04:03:20 PM »
In nominative, it is Tsarskoe Selo, which speaks as Tsar-ko-yeh ; Se-loh.  ;)
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #145 on: January 15, 2009, 02:54:51 AM »
As I was reading this, I find Russian more difficult for me! I'm a filipino and I have an inversatile tongue. But it's only I who's inversatile.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #146 on: January 28, 2009, 05:50:07 PM »
I took Spanish and French and not for anything can I say Russian names. I can't even sound the things out.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #147 on: January 30, 2009, 02:43:41 PM »
How do you pronounce Chelyabinsk?

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #148 on: January 30, 2009, 04:39:20 PM »
Chelyabinsk is city. Ch-eliya-binsk. I think all letters you can read in way they pronouncate. Sorry, I didn't help.  :-[
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #149 on: January 30, 2009, 04:48:03 PM »
Well, I can speak Russian (though I'm not perfect), so I don't find it hard to pronounce any of the names... though I'm not sure if I can write pronunciations like you write them in English...