Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hard and Soft Consonants in Russian

A couple helpful pronunciation videos on the Russian Grammar YouTube channel created by Dr. Curtis Ford via the University of South Carolina. The first of these videos focuses on hard and soft consonants in Russian, and the second continues with using the hard and soft signs. If you'd like some more practice with pronunciation check out the Phonetics pages at Learn Russian by RT.

"A brief introduction to hard and soft consonants in Russian: how to pronounce them, and how they're spelled."

"This tutorial gives more detail on use of the letters ь and ъ - the soft and hard signs - in Russian. To get the most of this video, be sure to watch our tutorial on the basics of hard and soft consonants."

Dr. Ford has a handful of useful grammar videos on that channel. Definitely worth subscribing to for a new learner.