Rudin, by Ivan Turgenev

The Names of the Characters in the Book

In transcribing the Russian names into English —

a has the sound of a in father.
er,, air.
i,, ee.
u,, oo.
y is always consonantal except when it is the last letter of the word.
g is always hard.

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