Re: [NTLK] OT: languages [WAS: "Newton dongle"]

From: L.W. Brown <lwb_at_mac.com>
Date: Sat Feb 10 2007 - 14:37:34 EST

Oh yes - just how does one pronounce the effect of a "myakeeznak" or
a "sfyordeeznak"? And just how does that backwards- sound ("iouee")?

On 10. Feb, 2007, at 11:06, Lord Groundhog wrote:

> ~~~ On 2007/02/10 15:53, L.W. Brown at lwb@mac.com wrote ~~~
>
>> That is what I recall from studying it in the late 60s - very simple
>> to read out loud once you know the sounds.
>
> More challenging is the accent. As with all languages, getting the
> "shape"
> of the mouth and throat right evades many people who learn Russian,
> and
> their sound ends up having that "studied foreignness" mixed in wit

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