Russian Phonology

Russian Phonology

This article discusses the phonological system of standard Russian based on the Moscow dialect (unless otherwise noted). For discussion of other dialects, see Russian dialects. Most descriptions of Russian describe it as having five vowel phonemes, though there is some dispute over whether a sixth vowel, /ɨ/, is separate from /i/. Russian possesses 34 consonants, which can be divided into two sets:

  • hard (твёрдый ) or plain
  • soft (мягкий ) or palatalized

Read more about Russian Phonology:  Vowels, Consonants, Phonological Processes, Historical Sound Changes

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