Do you just have to memorize the fact that sometimes г sounds like в? or is there some pattern?
Its just memorization from hearing the words. However, if it ENDS in его or ого its probably prounced as в (some exceptions off the top of my head are много и немного)
"Много" in your example pronounced "mnoga", no? I think it means "much" or "a lot"..
Oh you said they were exceptions >.< is reminded of one's slowness yet again proceeds facepalm in... 3... 2..
After you get used to it, it will sound "wrong" when you say it go instead of vo. Is just like english, consider the word Mouse, you don't pronounce it as you write it, but as Maus but when you see Courtyard is the same ou but you pronounce the word somewhat close to Cortyard
When you use "у" , as in "у него есть" , the "y" requires you put a "н" in front. It's just a "y" thing, and I think you need to do it with some other prepositions as well, but the real genitive form is "его."
- кот is only addressed to male cats
- кошка is addressed to female cats or cats whose gender is not identified or not important.
Aargh! Darn spellcheck corrected me twice! It turned is into can, which is not even similar! ):(