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Девочка pronanciation

I used Forvo to listen how native Russian speakers pronaunce девочка. I don’t hear that о in девочка is pronaunced. Should it be inaudible?

December 6, 2018

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

"O" in "девочка" pronounces like "a", but the sound is unstressed, so it's nearly inaudible, but not completely.


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

"O" is only clearly pronounced when it is stressed:
дéвочка > [дéвачка]
молокó > [малакó]
парохóд > [парахóт]


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

An e-mail about "4-day pronunciation training" sessions of some sort, which may be of interest, showed up in my e-mail just now. Acc. to the note::

HERE IS WHAT I´LL BE COVERING:
- A syllable and a stress and how they affect Russian pronunciation (Day 1)
- When O is pronounced as A. Hint: O can sound as A, as a short A and as an English schwa in different positions. That´s 3 different sounds! (Day 2)
- The rule of first И aka when И is pronounced as Ы (Day 3)
- Consonant combinations (TC, ДС, ТСЯ, ТЬСЯ, and so on) with the Ц sound and how to read them (Day 4)

I have no idea if it is good or not (but I suspect it is), nor do I know if there may be any strings attached somehow. But it looks like it addresses on day 2 what you asked about. . . . And it agrees w/ my other comment. :)

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