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 . 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.