The Term 'Vowel' in the Rules of Combination

The term 'vowel' in this instance refers to the the vowel letters of writing system and includes , , and , e.g. + > even though these letters denote sounds identical with , and occurring after soft consonants.

There are two basic types of Russian vowels relevant to the rules of verb formation: the 'front' vowels, and , pronounced in the front of the mouth, and the 'back' vowels, , pronounced in the back part of the mouth.

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