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Tips: phonetics

Hi, I started the course on the phone and did not discover the"tips" section until I began to work on my computer. Suggestion: There should be an entry page to work through with the cyrillic letters.

Two suggestions regarding the phonetic examples you provide, as an English speaker: А а as [ah] in bus A is not ah if you use bus as an example. The correct spelling would be "uh" It's a scwha sound. Fall has an "ah" sound.

<pre>О о as [o] in ball </pre>

Again, no one speaking English would immediately think the sound in ball, aw, is o.

Thanks, enjoying the course and want to make it better for future users.

February 22, 2016

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

This is the trouble when people don't explain sounds using the IPA. 'Fall' and 'ball' rhyme, so far as I'm concerned.

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