Pronunciation of Donetsk

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 2 02:33:22 UTC 2014

RE: schwazification of <o> in <Donetsk>.
As far as I can figure out from internet descriptions (of <<standard>>
varieties, Russian should have a centralized /a/ (IPA no.304), Ukranian a
centralized /turned-C/ (IPA no.395).
    Too subtle for Western reporters stumbling unwarily through the
shibboleth minefield.

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