2.3 - How a soft vowel can change the meaning of a word

Quite a lot of space has been devoted to syllable formation because, in many cases, a syllable or word with a soft vowel can mean something different from exactly the same syllable which differs only in having a hard vowel. Examples of these are:

думаДюма луклюк судисюди
тупатитюпати Ладаляда навчатинявчати

If you want to read accurately, you have to be aware of these differences. Practise distinguishing between the sounds by doing Exercise 2.3A.

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