Pronunciation of the preposition "по"

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Pronunciation of the preposition "по"

Postby machine_head » Mar 27th, 15, 13:35

hello!!!!!!

Why is the preposition "по" sometimes pronounced like "pa" and sometimes like "po"? Is there any rule? For example, я иду по городу ("pa") and я иду по лесу ("po").
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Re: Pronunciation of the preposition "по"

Postby dimiter » Mar 29th, 15, 17:48

There is the rule: in Russian 'o' without udarenie(term that referring to which syllable of word is stressed) always is pronounced as 'a'. You may ask, is 'по городу' actually a one word? Yeah, because noun with preposition tend to merge together in spoken language therefore they are grammaticly is one word. In another example, 'по лесу', udarenie is in the first syllable of the word 'полесу' hence it remains 'o'.

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Re: Pronunciation of the preposition "по"

Postby machine_head » Mar 29th, 15, 20:39

thanks so much!!!!!!!!


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