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

мой vs моя and cursive question

They are both my and mine, so when is one used over the other? I just got a question wrong for saying мои мама.

I'm not sure if я needs a little hook before it like м and л do? I ask because I've seen it written like that, but since it such a distinctive letter I don't think it needs that differentiator. In any case, I was writing in cursive моя and thinking I needed the little hook, I finished my o up high and when I was forced to go down low to start the little hook, my o ended up looking like an a, if I extend out and curve down low it might look like a г. How do you execute this letter combination without o looking like an a, when it comes before any letter than needs that little hook?

Lastly which are the letters that require the little hook?

November 5, 2015

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

моя-feminine

мой-masculine

мое/моё-neuter

мои-plural

You can't say "мои мама", you would either say "моя мама"-singular or "мои мамы"-plural

November 5, 2015

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

Wow, so it begins the gender game. Sorry I'm just beginning haven't been introduce to this yet. Thank you.

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

This is how I write моя so that о wouldn't look like а :)

And this is how I write а in cursive:

(Sorry my phone isn't that good to take nice photos, I hope you can see the difference like this too).

And about моя, it's used when the word it refers to is feminine. :) мой is used for masculine, моё-for neuter, and мои-for plural. :)

November 5, 2015

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

Thank you very much! Do you pick up the pen to start low on o to move to the little hook, or do you basically go over your o again to not lift off the page? Also is that how a cursive a is traditionally executed in Russia?

November 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tamuna10

You write о so that you could start the hook from below. :) Although, when I was younger I used to go over о to start a hook, but then I realised it was easier to finish о from down then to start the hook. :) Well, this is how Russians thought us to write in cursive, I'm a native Georgian but had some Russian teachers who thought me to write this way. :)

November 5, 2015

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

я needs a hook before it :)

November 5, 2015

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

Thank you. You know looking at your impressive list of language learning, I noticed I don't have my Russian flag, hopefully once I get to level two I'll get it. But your on level nine already so I know I'm getting good advice.

November 5, 2015

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

Good luck with Russian and thank you!

(But my level 9 flag is the French flag ;) I'm on 6 for Russian, but I'm currently taking Russian at my university so I'm hoping to progress a bit faster with that in hand.)

November 5, 2015

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

Good luck with Russian as well, thank you!

November 5, 2015
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