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Is "Ya" ever pronounced as "ah" at the end of the sentence?

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I'm in the very beginning of studying Russian and I've noticed something about the Ya (backwards R). Sometimes at the end of the sentenced it will pronounced with just   ah    rather than  ya. Am i just misunderstanding the pronounciation?
asked Dec 21, 2013 by kt2526 (120 points)

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sound "Я" in most cases, should be pronounced as the first sound in the word "young". I do believe that at the beginning of the study of Russian is not necessary to worry too much about the correctness of pronunciation of voiced and unvoiced consonants, stressed and unstressed vowels. Read as written. Once you have more experience and increase your vocabulary, you will become read correctly
answered Dec 20, 2013 by Porfira (300 points)