пропасть: Is the first "п" in пропасть silent in the Russian pronunciation?

Why do we use this case here? And this verb? What rule should I use here?
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пропасть: Is the first "п" in пропасть silent in the Russian pronunciation?

Postby ScottChang » Apr 5th, 17, 18:13

Hi all,
I wonder whether the first "п" in пропасть is silent in the Russian pronunciation or not. Please help, comment and respond.
Thanks in advance,
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Re: пропасть: Is the first "п" in пропасть silent in the Russian pronunciation?

Postby user1142 » Apr 8th, 17, 14:16

пропасть -- verb (to lose) or noun (chasm) -- no matter, the first "п" (and the second) sounds by joining lips.
I wonder about basis for this query.

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Re: пропасть: Is the first "п" in пропасть silent in the Russian pronunciation?

Postby Masha » Nov 17th, 17, 09:25

Growing up in a Russian speaking family, I always heard the 'п' sounded. It sounds like a 'p' in English.


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