so tovarisch, you wanna learn the vodkarunes?
you are not alone in this
all the untapped resources, games, and mods that the slavs keep hidden behind these strange symbols are just begging to be unearthed by those who have the courage and intelligence to learn it.
already i can hear the cries of
<b-but muh russian a hard
of course it is, and thats why were going to be trying to help one another to learn it. learning it in uni takes time and effort, but learning by yourself takes time, effort, and most importantly, dedication and discipline. this thread will serve the purpose of getting all of us to pool together our resources and efforts, but most importantly, allow us to bully one another when one of us gets lazy.
this OP is obviously a work in progress, but i took some time to try and find some good resources to at least get us started. if anyone out there has any suggestions on particular material, lessons, videos, books, exercises, whatever, pls post them ITT and hopefully by the time the next thread rolls around, we will have a decent enough standardized OP to use in the future
<so where do i start?
you start with the cyrillic alphabet
cyrillic is phonetic, and a few of the letters even sound "similar" to their latin counterparts in quotes because absolutely none of them are identical, but a few have smol similarities. the rest of their letters dont bear any similarities to any noise that latin languages make, so this is your first battle. reading about them is good, but in order to truly grasp them you should find some sort of lesson with audio recordings of how they are pronounced. record yourself and listen back and compare. as bernd in picrel said, having a firm grasp of pronunciation will aid you greatly in memorization of words. without this base knowledge, you dont stand a chance.
im open to suggestions for a good video on learning the alphabet, but heres one that is paced slowly for beginnersPost too long. Click here to view the full text.