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Can we please change the pronunciation of сока?

It was funny for the first few times, then got really annoying. What if beginners actually learn to pronounce it like that? It should be an OH sound not an U sound. Thank you.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheHockeyist

Russian vowels sometimes reduce in weird ways. Yes, I have problems telling the difference between о and у sometimes (but not between о and а, perhaps because sometimes о just reduces to а and I'm used to that). But yeah. This is a situation where the о shouldn't reduce.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AljoschaLi
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Just to clarify, whenever an "o" isn't stretched it reduces to an "a" e.g. górod is pronounced like górad. It's similar with the e/ye sound, it becomes somewhat like an i, when it's not stretched (e.g. ya lezhú is almost pronounced as ya lizhú).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dimidov

With 'stretched', do you mean 'stressed'? As in, it is 'stretched' if it has the emphasis?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/violetestrauss

is that pronounciation wrong?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Shady_arc
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Is it wrong anyhow?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salamista
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сyка is a word for bitch (as in son of a bitch)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FenceSquatter

YES. It's VERY wrong!

For comparison: https://www.forvo.com/word/сока/#ru https://www.forvo.com/word/сука/#ru

The computerized voice you use CLEARLY sounds like сука!

It's hilarious, but also SO bad that you guys still haven't fixed this. I mean, this thread is two years old!

3 months ago