Letter Я

Letter Я is the last letter in The Russian alphabet. It represents a vowel, though there is no such sound as [я]. There are two ways how we pronounce letter Я in Russian words. In some words it denotes two sounds – [й] and [а] (белая – бела[йа], in some just one – [а] (дядя – д[а]д[а]). The same as in English, where pronoun I represents just one letter, Russian Я not just a letter, it also is a pronoun I.

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