The Russian Language
Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages and is a Slavic language spoken primarily in the Russian Federation, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and to a lesser extent, the other countries that were once constituent republics of the Soviet Union and former participants of the Eastern Block. It is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia and the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages. Russian is also the largest native language in Europe, with 144 million native speakers in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. It is the 8th most spoken language in the world by number of native speakers and the 5th by total number of speakers.
Articulation Of Russian
Russian distinguishes between consonant phonemes with palatal secondary articulation and those without, the so-called soft and hard sounds. This distinction is found between pairs of almost all consonants and is one of the most distinguishing features of the language. Another important aspect is the reduction of unstressed vowels. Stress, which is unpredictable, is not normally indicated orthographically though an optional acute accent may be used to mark stress such as to distinguish between homographic words, for example замо́к (meaning lock) and за́мок (meaning castle), or to indicate the proper pronunciation of uncommon words or names.
Our Russian Voice Overs
Metro Audio and Video is experienced with Russian voice overs and can help you select the most appropriate voice for your project, based on the region of your target audience and the type of messaging that you’re looking to distribute.
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