When can we use the letter Ь?
Hello everyone, I would like to know when can we use the letter ь in writing like when we listen to someone says this for example російський word and we want to write how can we know that the letter ь is in this word? Thanks
Ь is after soft consonats, like in your example, but sometimes it's really hard to hear so you need to memorise it if you can't hear it.
In Ukrainian, softened consonants get a small ʲ sound right after it:
You can find this sound in the English word "computer": there is a slight "y" sound between p and u. That would be represented in IPA as "pʲu".
So if you get, for example, зь, the pronunciation becomes " zʲ ", with a slight "y" sound after the z. (Like in azure)
Generally, In Ukrainian, I am sorry for question but, I am just a starter so can you tell me what are the consonants and the vowels, can you? :)