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Akanie, is the practice in the Russian language of pronouncing the unstressed letter "o" as an "a" (as in "father"). For example, the "okno" (window) would be pronounced as "akno". Russian (Russian: русский язык, russkij jazyk, ▶(?)) is the most widely spoken language of Europe and the most widespread of the Slavic languages. ...


Linguists claim that this phenomenon appeared as a result of Uralic influence on the Russian language. Historically, modern Russians were the Slavic people that moved easdtwards and northwards from their original homeland in what is now Ukraine, Belarus and the westernmost parts of Russia. Their new territories were populated by various tribes that spoke different Uralic languages. One of the characteristic features of these languages is that they have similar phenomenon.


Akanie often causes confusion in learners of Russian, as there is a difference between pronunciation and writing. For the most part Russian spelling is phonetic, but akanie breaks this convention and often results in words being misspelt, especially by school children. The Cyrillic alphabet (or azbuka, from the old name of the first letters) is an alphabet used to write six natural Slavic languages (Belarusian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, and Ukrainian) and many other languages of the former Soviet Union, Asia and Eastern Europe. ... Phonetic (pho-NET-ic) is a nationwide voicemail-to-text messaging service available for most digital mobile phones in which a subscriber is provided a custom voice mailbox for the purpose of receiving all incoming voice messages as actual transcribed text for reading via short messaging (also known as SMS...


Akanie is typical for the dialect of Moscow. Meanwhile, in other Russian dialects (e.g. Kaluga, Vologda) pronouncing of "o" literally (also called "okanie") retains up to modern times. "Okanie" is older and more similar to other slavic languages, e.g. Ukrainian. However, the akanie became a language norm at the latest to the middle of the 19th century. Moscow (Russian: Москва́, Moskva, IPA: ▶(?)) is the capital of Russia, located on the river Moskva. ... Kaluga - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... St. ...


Further deviations of the dialect of Moscow and modern Russian language from the written language are:

  • Pronouncing of unstressed "e" as "ee". For example, "река" (reka = river) would be pronounced as "рика" (reeka).
  • Pronouncing of ending "-ого" (ogo) as "-ава" (ava). For example, "белого" (belogo = genitive of white) would be pronounced as "белава" (belava).

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Akanie - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (197 words)
Akanie, is the practice in the Russian language of pronouncing the unstressed letter "o" as an "a" (as in "father").
Akanie often causes confusion in learners of Russian, as there is a difference between pronunciation and writing.
Akanie is typical for the dialect of Moscow.
Encyclopedia: Slavic peoples (6652 words)
The word came about from the verb "slyti", "to be known about"; it arises from the corresponding causative verb, "slaviti".
Sometimes "slav" is calculated to derive from "slov-" by the distinctly Russian phenomenon of akanie.
Akanie, is the practice in the Russian language of pronouncing the letter o as an a (as in father).
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