Students of Russian will know the struggle that is the letter Ё being printed as Е! Whilst it might seem obvious to native Russians that ёлка begins with a Ё, even if it isn’t typed as such, it can be a nightmare for those of us learning the language. Why is the letter Ё so ...
As if getting to grips with the cyrillic alphabet isn’t difficult enough for new students of Russian, two of the Russian alphabet’s 33 letters are ‘voiceless’: Ь and Ъ. How is Ь pronounced ? Ь is the soft sign (мягкий знак). It is voiceless, but its presence indicates a modification of the consonant which precedes ...