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Why is живём pronounced differently in this song?

In the song Русь by Николай Емелин, when it gets to the verse "Мы живём на отцовской земле", the в in живём is closer to an л sound in my ears, so much that I actually hear it pronounced as жилём, I can't hear a в sound at all. Is this a regional thing? Are there other words where a в can sound like a л? Then again I may just not be hearing it properly lol

The song gets to that verse first @ 0:42 in the video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YdzXX0TTGU

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/arthur0703
arthur0703
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Actually, I can't hear a "л" sound in this word. It sounds completely normal to me. Maybe you hear "л" sound because of the music rhythm or because of the patalization of the "в" sound?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IAmTheSenate

You guys are right, it's indeed a в sound. I kept putting that part on repeat until it was clear to me. The first time he says it still sounds a bit off in my ears, though it's probably the fact that he is singing (along with the music) and not speaking as you said. Всем спасибо for your answers!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711
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The first time, I was surprised as it did sound like an L. But the next two times he sings Живём it sounded normal.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Djenthallman
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No, he pronounces it as "в", but yeah, it's not that clear, because he sings and not speaks, you just misheard it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zeitschleifer
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I like this video more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZRmYRxAllY

His pronunciation is correct. It's probably because he is singing that it can sound this way to you.

Edit: It's not a millennium there but millennia. Plural for sure. "Далёкие тысячелетья".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hope-ek
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This pronunciation is a bit unclear (0: 42) but I cannot say there are some regional things in the song. Just believe there is no position in Russian where we can change "в" and "л". I am a native speaker.

1 year ago