Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Russian phonics 101

Russian signs

In the early 1800s, archeologists used the Rosetta Stone as a key to translate Egyptian hieroglyphs. In Russia, I'm using internationally recognized faces and signs (and the occasional street sign) as a key to the written Russian language. Here are some examples.

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With these examples, can you figure out the internationally known (and very important) word in the first picture?

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