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:
|дума – Дюма||лук – люк||суди – сюди|
|тупати – тюпати||Лада – ляда||навчати – нявчати|
If you want to read accurately, you have to be aware of these differences. Practise distinguishing between the sounds by doing Exercise 2.3A.