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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #165 on: February 20, 2009, 08:14:06 AM »
So, there's no "v" sound in Russian. Thanks for this, Svetabel.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #166 on: February 20, 2009, 12:20:17 PM »
So, there's no "v" sound in Russian.

Strange conclusion! "V" does exist in Russian, I just said that in the "Romanov" case "V" sounds like "F".

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #167 on: February 20, 2009, 06:25:22 PM »
Ah...I haven't read pronunciations in Russian yet. Hmhm...Thanks again,Svetabel.


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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #168 on: February 20, 2009, 07:09:50 PM »
Here Sarushka has kindly posted the sounds of the Russian alphabet: http://forum.alexanderpalace.org/index.php?topic=4952.msg121794#msg121794

And here is Russian handwriting to go with it: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y285/sarahelizabethii/handwritten.jpg

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #169 on: February 21, 2009, 03:41:01 AM »
Thanks for these info, Jenifer.
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #170 on: February 25, 2009, 12:19:24 PM »
EDIT: Im sorry, I accidentally posted in the wrong thread....
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #171 on: February 25, 2009, 12:44:48 PM »
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #172 on: February 25, 2009, 01:06:15 PM »
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #173 on: February 25, 2009, 01:17:20 PM »
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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #174 on: March 03, 2009, 05:57:46 PM »
How do you pronounce Tsarskoe Selo in russian? :)

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #175 on: March 05, 2009, 11:35:40 AM »
Originally by Forum Admin, I'm just quoting him:

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 #176 on: March 06, 2009, 04:23:34 AM »
Thanks for the quote Tina. Cheesy Hihihihi
Yes.It's really difficult for to pronounce it. I really have to remember how letters in Russian are sounded whether accented or not.

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Pronunciation of "Xenia"?
« Reply #177 on: March 20, 2009, 10:06:18 PM »
Is it KSEN-ee-ya, or KSEN-ya?

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Re: Pronunciation of "Xenia"?
« Reply #178 on: March 21, 2009, 12:15:25 AM »
There's already a thread on pronunciations. It's at the top of the page. :) Anyhow, Xenia is said as (according to the other thread)
 - Ksenya
 - Zenya
 - Zina
 - or K-syen-yah

I used to say it as X-ee-knee-a. I don't think that's right though. Gathering from what's stated above, I'd say it's something like K-syen-yah or Z-syen-yah. And that's probably closer to KSEN-ya. :) I could be wrong.

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Re: Pronounciation
« Reply #179 on: March 21, 2009, 11:28:01 PM »
I also pronounce it as KSEN-ya. The only trouble for me is that K sound before that s.
I pronounce K lightly in that case.

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