technically, when broken down, its supposed to be 'g-d-ye ya' but in Russia the soft vowels 'ya (я), ye (е)' -if preceded by a consonant- drops the 'y'. SO
' g-d-e ya '
"Where am I?" is the correct form of asking the question rather than "Where I am?"
this is a good sentence to know once I got lost in Sasebo, Japan. I speak English
Funny intonation on the record. Где <<Я>>? Like the main question is not "where", but more importantly "am I"
"So, mom, Tim and Tom are all together, and Tom is a medic, so they should be OK. Now, where am I? Is this the subway? Maybe I can still find my backpack."
I hear the я pronounced that way, too, AshontiCoh. Guess nobody knows why it sounds like "ye" as no one has answered your question.
I can confirm, living with Russian-speaking relatives. It seems to vary slightly, but my actual Russian-born relatives also pronounce it as "ya" or the German "Ja." Personally, I have never heard it said as "ye."
Because that wouldn't be proper English. In English word order changes with a question. In Russian that doesn't happen.
Isn't it more like "Gdye ya?" rather than "Gde ya?"? (i already know the cyrillic alphabet, this romanization of it just doesn't seem right, correct me if i'm wrong.)
I wrote where amni by accident, it said it's right, sorry but it should say that I accidentally added a letter
This exercise should have a slow pronunciation option like the translation exercise does.
The intonation seems odd; one wouldn't expect a rising intonation at the end of a question that begins with an interrogative word.