- Nov 24, 2006
My family is from Philly! I was born there. God now that you mention it, if Russian had so many different sounds for words like Philadelphians this would be an impossible task for me!I didn't even look at the pronunciation, but how else would you pronounce yes and yesterday but identically?
Then again, merry, Mary and marry *definitely* have completely different vowel sounds. I always thought that was just a Philadelphia thing, but now it's the whole Northeast? I'm less special
Also, on my Russian keyboard it is not letting me hit the key to the left of the number 1, which is supposed to be the "ë with the umlaut"/yo. Is there another way to spell that since that key doesn't work?
(I'm now proficient at typing on the Russian keyboard! This is so much fun learning a different language in a different alphabet!!! I finally connected my computer to my bigscreen tv in my room and I'm watching Youtube on it and translating the headlines of the Russian skating channels. Scandal! Fantastic! Something about an experiment in Budapest with Medvedeva. It seemed something also happened with Alyona, but that might have been her withdrawal from this weekend. I want to dish the gossip!!! lol. Anyway, I hope to start understanding it aurally too, but it's so fast....)