https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shoda_Fayez

Strange letters in Russian?!

Hi everyone, I've noticed recently that there are accents on some letters in the Duolingo's Russian alphabet course, for example:- ма́ма велосипе́д Thanks

November 2, 2015

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

That just shows where the stress is on a word.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shoda_Fayez

Are they in the main Russian letters and written, or just explaining?

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Shady_arc

Imagine it like writing a stressed vowel bold, but less intrusive. Regularly used in books aimed for kids and foreign learners.

Sunspeckles

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

Just explaining. I guess you could write them if you felt like it but they aren't in the Russian alphabet. Well a and e are in the Russian alphabet but not á and é

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larisa_L

you never write them, they are only for kids and foreign students to learn how to read

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/grey236

Yeah that's why I just said could. Not should or must

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Larisa_L

Then I can also write whatever answer I wish, not that I should or must, right? :))) I just felt like answering that way even though it didn't make any sense ;)

November 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LangForThought

To follow up on what grey236 just said, notice those accents are only there when they first introduce the word on its own, for learning purposes only.

November 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Oesterreich7

You are right! The course only uses the accents in word images or in the Tips and Notes.

November 3, 2015
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