German Cyrillic Alphabet - Phonetic

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Re: German Cyrillic Alphabet - Phonetic

Postby Mikhail » Tue 15 Jan 2013 10:38 pm

mousefire55 wrote:Why use Aa in the Latin script for Ээ?

You mean in words like man, have? I think it is so just for historical reasons. Other reason is to make the similar spelled words look different.

Transliterated Russian words are always a problem for english-speakers. True, it is logical to use j to show palatized sound. But the problem is, it wouldn't help a lot to pronounce those correctly. I had many talks with english-speakers and even after I say many times how should it sound, they cannot get it :D For a german man it is however not a big problem.
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Re: German Cyrillic Alphabet - Phonetic

Postby mousefire55 » Wed 16 Jan 2013 5:11 pm

Well, as mentioned before, a single transliteration scheme would be nice, comparative to each individual scheme. I note I speak English, and I think I pronounce palatalised consonants pretty well (then again, experience with Spanish ñ might have helped alot).
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