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"Три студенти, тридцять студентів"

Translation:Three students, thirty students

January 9, 2016



What's difference between студенти and студентів


It sounds like it's true that Ukrainian vowels undergo reduction when not stressed (like in the second syllable of тридцять), similar to Russian vowels, but I think the reduction is not quite as widespread as in Russian. Is that correct? Also, is the Ukrainian letter 'о' ever reduced? The Russian vowel 'о' often undergoes this reduction: "достаточно"


There should be a difference between stressed and unstressed syllables but no reduction as far as I know. When a proper Ukrainian pronunciation is taught (I skimmed through one such course) evenness of vowel sounds is always encouraged. If you do hear some reduction in a real-life speech it's either very negligible or from a nonnative speaker.


absolutely right.

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