Words with the letter "A"

:books: Did you know that Russian words that start with the letter “A” are usually foreign?

The only authentic Russian words that start with “A” are:

  • авось [avOs’] - maybe
  • азбука [Azbuka] - alphabet
  • аж [azh] - as much, even
  • аз [az] - elements, principles
  • ага [agA] - yeah

The fact is that there were quite a few ancient Slavic words in A, but the vast majority of them later developed the sound “yot” before A, becoming words in Я [ya].

Were you aware of this? Do you like this kind of facts? :heavy_heart_exclamation: