WOTD, благодать

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благодать, -и

Ukrainian, blahod’at, -t, 1. grace, unction 2. abundance, plenty

Russian has a similarly spelled and defined word, but the -h- would sound like a -g-. I was unable to find the stress position. If you are in possession of that small fact, please let me know.

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2 Responses to WOTD, благодать

  1. The stress falls on the last syllable, so: bla-ho-DAT’.

    Also, г is pronounced as a voiced glottal fricative not only in Ukrainian, but also in Rusyn, Polish, Czech, and Slovak. And as you note, it is pronounced as a voiced velar plosive in Russian, but in the South Slavic languages as well.

    • George says:

      Thanks for the stress patttern. I’m really looking forward to my Ukrainian-English/English-Ukrainian dictionary coming in the mail!

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