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Offline TimM

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Re: Nicky in the Preobrajensky guard
« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2012, 05:15:20 PM »
Thanks, Robert.  I was trying last night to sound it out.
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Re: Nicky in the Preobrajensky guard
« Reply #16 on: March 21, 2012, 05:48:51 PM »
 No problem, Tim. It took me a bit to get Gatchina and Anitchkov down.
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Re: Nicky in the Preobrajensky guard
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2012, 01:33:56 AM »
Try preo-bra-yen-ski. Tim.  Like many languages,  words tend to contract and sound shortened when spoken.

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Re: Nicky in the Preobrajensky guard
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2012, 09:31:02 AM »
OK folks….time for my Russian lesson : Sunny & Robert : you are partially right about pronunciation of
« Преображенский » but as you can see, there is a « ж », hence it should be pronounced somewhat as pre-oh-bra-ZHEN-ski (stressed syllable in bold). I found an online Russian pronunciation of it : last word, bottom of the page:

http://www.forvo.com/user/DuShes/pronounced-words/page-2/

Hope it helps!
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Re: Nicky in the Preobrajensky guard
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2012, 11:46:29 AM »
Thank you Daniel. That is why I said spoken, it can get condensed. But of course you are right. My Russian friend  pronounces it the way I wrote it,  but  he  sort of slurs the syllables together and I do not even hear the ZHEN
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