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By Alan Timberlake

ISBN-10: 0511164467

ISBN-13: 9780511164460

This textbook describes and systematizes all facets of the grammar of Russian--including styles of orthography, sounds, inflection, syntax, tense-aspect-mood, observe order, and intonation. it really is particularly enthusiastic about the that means of combos of phrases (constructions) and the center thought is that of the predicate background (a checklist of the states of entities via time and throughout possibilities). utilizing predicate histories, the e-book offers an built-in account of the semantics of verbs, nouns, case, and point. it is going to entice scholars, students and language execs drawn to Russian.

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3). This pronunciation is what might be expected given the pronunciation of unstressed {o} after paired hard consonants: djlƒ [v dƒ] ‘water’. Vowels of series {a} show variation between two variants, [ ] and [ï]. The older pronunciation was [S‹o εï ], later [S‹o ïε ], now [ï]. Throughout the nineteenth century up until the beginning of the twentieth century, [S‹o εï ], later [Sï‹ ε ], was used in native words. Both variants occurred in borrowings, with a stylistic difference: [ ], which was closer to the pronunciation of the (often French) sources, was a mark of “spoken language of good society,”26 in contradistinction to the pronunciation that fit the native Russian pattern, with [S‹o εï ]/[S‹o ïε ].

For this reason, Avanesov takes the position after soft consonant as basic. 9 shows that there is a distinct, overt transition from 2000 Hz after a soft consonant to a target 400 or 500 Hz lower, and that transition is similar to the transition that occurs from a palatalized consonant to other vowels such as [ƒ]. 35 36 A Reference Grammar of Russian Fig. 1, Fig. 7). ] instead of the unadulterated front vowel [í]. ] starts in the vicinity of 1100--1200 Hz, a value like that of the central vowel [ƒ], while its F1 is similar to that of [u].

1, can be taken as representative of [ƒ ó ú]. 1), their contours are similar. C O N T E XT 1: C o VC o (#VC o ): The basic allophone is a central vowel, written without diacritics as [ƒ], which occurs between hard consonants, Co VCo (and in initial position, VC o ). 1 and Fig. 1), F2 starts low (1100 Hz) after the hard labial [mo ] and gradually rises throughout the vowel, in anticipation of the final hard dental [to ]. Vowels [j´] and [ú] are similar (vj´lf ‘fashion’ [mód´], gécnj ‘empty’ [púst´]).

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