It is feminine, nominative. See the declension table here. (You can look up any noun or adjective on this site and find the declension; I have yet to 'find a missing' word.)
Adjectives with an unstressed ending of -ий in the masculine-dictionary/nominative form change to -яя in the feminine nominative form.
Hi Ruth, this is not meant as a slight, I am simply hoping to make sure I am not confused. You typed "Nouns with an unstressed ending of -ий in the masculine-dictionary/nominative form change to -яя in the feminine nominative form." Do you mean "adjectives"? But if you mean nouns, may I ask that you help me understand what you mean please?
Thank you. It is contra intuitive to me the fact that the first vowel of the desinence determines the quality of the last consonant of the theme. It' easy to accept that -ый is required after velars, but it seems logical to simply assume that н is followed by ыЙ in some words, by ий in others, without any comments, since it is the desinence itself determining the quality of the н.
As far as I understand it no. Дверь в комнату means a door leading into the room. Дверь в комнате means a door IN the room (as far as I know), and I guess that could refer to a door laying in the room. But I myself am a beginner at Russian, so I'm not sure if that is correct...
odd question, but why does it sound like синяя is being pronounced "sin-ya"? is this a mistake being made by TTS or is this how it should be? I've seen people call out the TTS voices for bad pronunciation before so i thought i'd ask. the way it's spelled makes it look like it should be pronounced "sin-yaya" but that could be a little silly
It will take your ears just a little more getting used to - the sound you hear is not really sin-ya but is more like sin-y’-yuh. This is all part of vowel reduction (see 6.3 on this page www.russianforeveryone.com/Rufe/Lessons/Course1/Introduction/IntrUnit6/IntrUnit6.htm).
The first я after the син is so reduced that it runs into the last я. You might try listening over at www.forvo.com; it will have human speakers instead of automated speech.
Well you remember all the way back in the earliest lessons, learning the word пицца? It’s not pronounced “PITSTSA”, it’s pronounced “PIZZA”, just as we would pronounce it. Just because we interpret their alphabet letters as a combination of our own letters, doesn’t mean they would pronounce ЯЯЯЯЯ as “yayayayayaya”....