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Old Friends

In this lesson will go over the 7 letters that sound similar to their English pronunciation.

А , а
Transliteration: a
Sounds like: the "ah" in hah.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


К , к
Transliteration: k
Sounds like: the "k" in cake.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


М , м
Transliteration: m
Sounds like: the "m" in man.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Note that this letter is written with a hook to the left: See the word Мама (Example 2) below as an example.


О , о
Transliteration: o
Sounds like: The 'o' in more, but round the lips to sound almost like English 'AW' in one syllable. If the syllable it occurs in is unstressed, then it 'O' is pronounced like 'A' , (AH).


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


С , с
Transliteration: s
Sounds like: the "s" in same. Think of the "C" in "Cyrillic".


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Т , т
Transliteration: t
Sounds like: the "t" in toy.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Х , х
Transliteration: kh
Sounds like: the "ch"' in the Scottish 'loch'.


Cursive:
Upper , Lower


Reading Practice
Example 1:

How
Kak



Example 2:

Mother
Mama



Example 3:

Cat
Kot



Example 4:

Juice
Sok