Latvian accent

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Mellene
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Re: Latvian accent

Postby Mellene » 2017-02-06, 23:07

Loiks wrote:In Soviet times the Russians spoke about "Pribaltijskij akcent". I guess they were Latvians and Estonians who were responsible for that in the Soviet Army :D. Levo, my fellow FU has pointed out the "H". I agree, this is very Russian in Latvian pronounciation. But then again, the Latvians can't pronounce the Estonian õ sound that exists in Russian, although it's a bit different than ours.


"H" is not a native sound for Latvians. It's only found in words borrowed from other languages.

Mellene
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Re: Latvian accent

Postby Mellene » 2017-02-06, 23:38

Latvians have varying accents depending on the region. Those from eastern part of Latvia have similar accent to Russian, others not so much.

Example of latvian that does not sound similar to russian (in my opinion)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCpGQ33Jzl0

And these are east latvians speaking with accent similar to russian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7r2xWpKy1kI


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