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      Russian alphabet

      Im learning the cyrillic alphabet and eventaully i want to learn russian.

      In a retarted nerd way its alot like reading a harry potter book for the secound time rofl.

      at the very least i want to learn the alphabet and also an idea of mine (its been doen before i know) is to make the english language into the rusian alphabet if that makes any sense.

      Anyway i was wondering what sounds will i have to drop from english like CH, Sh and stuff.

      What am i gonna have to change? It would help if i could get advice from a linguist or someoen who speak both langauges

      Also im getting a keyboard from bulgaria to aid the learning process.

      Is the bulgarian letters any different from the russian letters?
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      I think this site can help you with the pronouncing and alphabet

      www.translit.ru
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      You have not even learned English in Libya yet.
      Russian too. Your a madman.

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      When I was bored one day I decided to learn how to read Russian. I can't pronounce every letter and I usually have no idea what it means, but I can usually speak a Russian sentence when I read one. Intrueging language indeed.
      Luminous Spacious Dream Masters That Holographically Communicate
      among other teachers taught me

      not to overestimate the Value of our Concrete Knowledge;"Common sense"/Rationality,
      for doing so would make us Blind for the unimaginable, unparalleled Capacity of and Wisdom contained within our Felt Knowledge;Subconscious Intuition.

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      I can't offer any advice but, damn, a beautiful woman speaking Russian is sexy beyond words

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      This site and it's forum are absolute wonders to anyone who is trying to learn a new language http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/e/index.html . Russian is definately not an easy language though (*glares in awe at the case system *), so go forward with it only if your totally dedicated. The "weekend" language learner approach simply doesn't work...

      And to Oneironaught, I have never found Russian to be a beautiful spoken language (more of a powerful language, fun to insult people with ), but a women speaking English with a russian accent, now that's hot!

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      This site and it's forum are absolute wonders to anyone who is trying to learn a new language http://how-to-learn-any-language.com/e/index.html . Russian is definately not an easy language though (*glares in awe at the case system *), so go forward with it only if your totally dedicated. The "weekend" language learner approach simply doesn't work...
      Since i decided to make this thread i've deja learned the Russian alphabet. A few letters gave me trouble......

      Anyway Merci the firstbattle is won the site looks good.

      the story of Cardinal Mezzofanti is insane so many languages!!!

      by the way what are those letters in your Avatar ? They look like some russian letters but a little different.......are they greek?
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      Quote Originally Posted by dragonoverlord View Post
      are they greek?
      Yeah they are greek, γνῶθι σαυτόν.

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      The Cyrillic alphabet was developed by two monks named Cyrill and Methodius and was based largely off of the Greek alphabet (if I remember correctly), so some of the letters are similar.

      I just received my B.A. in Russian, but am not yet fluent in the language. As far as the alphabet, the best way to learn it is to use it. Practice reading words and also writing words over and over again. The main problem I see with trying to teach yourself is learning the pronounciation, as there are a few rules that you need to learn. Get yourself a reallly good dictionary which offers words in context, as a lot of words have multiple meanings. Watch the stress marks, as the pronunciation of a word can change the meaning. Example:

      Мука (moo-KA) = flour
      Мука (MOO-ka) = torment

      Just keep that in mind, though. If you work with Russian long enough, you won't see the alphabet as foreign any more. It was interesting when I made that discovery.

      Quote Originally Posted by Oneironaught View Post
      I can't offer any advice but, damn, a beautiful woman speaking Russian is sexy beyond words
      Why, thank you

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      Quote Originally Posted by Amethyst Star View Post
      I just received my B.A. in Russian, but am not yet fluent in the language.
      Ame speaking Russian? Hmmm, I'm starting to like you more and more

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