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RL101-8: The Missing Vowels - Part One

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The eighth lesson on the Russian alphabet. I'm afraid I had to split the lesson into two parts. The reason is that I needed to first teach a little bit about vowels and how it is that there are 5 soft and 5 hard vowels in Russian. This who like understanding how language works and develops will enjoy that. If you find it too complex, skip over the slideshow part or leave it till later. More in the second part. Incidentally, if anyone wants to try their hand at transliterating English into cyrillics for practice using the keyboard, you're welcome to try it in the comments and I will respond in kind. It is the best way to get used to the Cyrillic alphabet and let the knowledge from the videos sink in!

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