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    I do have some opera in English, but generally also like to have it in the original language. I don't listen to my operas sung in English as much because they usually are more beautiful in the original language. Often, when sung in English, it is still hard to understand what they are saying, one exception being a very nice Martha set (Flotow) in English that I can understand much of the words in.

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    Yes, Russian! Give me Boris Godunov in pure Mussorgsky orchestration and sung in Russian, preferably sung by Russians. I'll take a sung-in-English version if the price is right, but only as a curiosity.

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    Русский язык является фонетическим
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    Quote Originally Posted by JHC View Post
    Русский язык является фонетическим
    Google says: Russian language is phonetic.

    That does not tell me much because I was abused by the U.S education system as a kid by being subject of the look-say reading experiment and so am a dunce at phonetics. I used to mispronounce words all the time. My wife is a teacher and did much work with phonetics and is amazed at my inability to sound out words. I have improved with her coaching, but it is hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
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    I can understand your problem, English is a difficult language to pronounce correctly even by the Brits and the phonetic system just would never ever work, whereas Russian with the odd exception is a piece of cake, but even that changes over time as do all of them.
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