Posted by studyrussian.com on October 25, 2003 at 12:00:36:
In Reply to: help posted by Sean on October 23, 2003 at 10:55:42:
: What is the Russian language's syntactical structure. Are there any sounds particular to this language? Thanks, I really appreciate any input someone can offer.
Russian syntax is quite different from English since the word order can be chosen more freely. In Russian it is the case system (and the endings of the words) that does the work of telling you what is the subject, what is the object, etc, rather than word order, In particular, Russian word order is used to express information structure, communicated in English by constructions totally absent in Russian. The intonation with which the Russian sentence is pronounced (its melody and any required pauses) is (different from that in English) related to word order and the syntactic structure.
Finally, many sounds are different in Russian than in English, which makes it difficult for English native speakers to learn Russian sounds and prononciation.
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