The Phonetics of Russian
The Phonetics of Russian is intended to help those studying Russian to pronounce the language well, and to give students of general phonetics a knowledge of the phonetic system of Russian. In addition it serves as a reference book on Russian pronunciation. On its publication in 1969 it replaced The Pronunciation of Russian by Trofimov and Jones. The book provides a straightforward outline of the necessary general phonetic theory and the system of transcription and contains a precise description of the way in which the sounds of Russian are articulated, and how they are affected by the neighbouring sounds. The fundamentals of Russian intonation are described and there is a chapter of passages for practice in Russian pronunciation in which the phonetic transcriptions include accents marking both tone and stress. The Russian text and the English translation of the passages are provided. Throughout the book constant attention is paid to the problems of the learner and advice given for mastering the sounds.
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Types of Russian Pronunciation
The Russian SemiVowel i
Labialization and Velarization
The Russian Fricative Consonants page
The Russian Affricate Consonants
The Russian Nasal Consonants
The Russian Lateral Consonants
The Russian Rolled Consonants
Similitude and Assimilation
accented acquire affricate allophone beginning blade breath called chapter close described difficulty diphthong distinguished effect element English English speakers example fact falling final formed fricative front further given glide hard hard consonant hard palate heard i-phoneme indicates initial language learner length less letter lips lower means mouth necessary normal occurs palate particular phoneme pitch plosive consonant position practice preceding principal allophone produced pronounced pronunciation question raised released replaced represented rising rolled Russian Russian sound sentence sequence similar sing slightly soft consonants soft palate sonants sound speakers speech stop stressed syllable student subsidiary symbol teeth teeth-ridge throughout tion tongue Tongue-position transcription unstressed usually variety vibrating vocal cords voiced voiced consonant voiceless voiceless consonant vowel Words illustrating written вы