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Stressed vowels causing other vowels to be reduced/shortened

Ivan Drago

Ivan Drago

Which vowels (when stressed), causes other vowels to be reduced/shortened?

Natalya - Tutor

Natalya - Tutor

Hi Ivan

all vowels that are not stressed tend to be somewhat reduced in length. 
However, the most dramatic changes only occur with three vowels: о, е and я.
If the stress doesn't fall on О it is pronounced the same as [a]
If the stress doesn't fall on E or Я they are pronounced the same as [i].

There are no specific vowels that cause other vowels to change.  It's a matter of where the stress is in a certain word. 

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