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RL101-7: The Sibilants

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Reporting from the field, in the Yuzhaya Afrikanskaya Respublika, or South Africa to you and me, Huliganov brings you lesson 7 in the Russian alphabet course. These letters are known as the sibilant group, from the Latin for 'hissing', and are worth learning together as they form not only a separate group from the point of view of phonology, but also the derivation of the shape of these letters is generally believed to derive from Hebrew. It should be no surprise that these letters to not derive from Greek, as eighth century Greek did not contain these sounds and to this day uses neologistic combinations of letters to transcribe foreign words containing these sounds.

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