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change of russian orthography after 1917?
« on: June 17, 2011, 11:49:51 AM »
I found this in the imdb trivia on The Barber of Siberia, I never heard of changes in russian orthography, only in the calandar. maybe someone here knows more, why did they have to make changes and if those were important or not?
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Re: change of russian orthography after 1917?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 12:55:10 PM »
There some small changes to the orthography after the Revolution. One "ye" symbol was deleted and the soft-sign was changed.

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Re: change of russian orthography after 1917?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 03:38:30 PM »
From indiana.edu:

The orthographic reform [of 1917-18] eliminated 4 letters (I i, Ѣ ѣ, Ѳ ѳ, Ѵ ѵ) from the Russian alphabet, and greatly restricted the use of ъ (tverdyi znak)


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http://www.indiana.edu/~libslav/slavcatman/RussianSpellingCheatsheet.html
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