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Yer: Quiz


Question 1: The final yer was finally abolished by the ________ government spelling reform of 1918 during the Russian Civil War.
Vladimir LeninBolshevikRussian Social Democratic Labour PartyMenshevik

Question 2: The entry "Ъ" in ________'s dictionary (1863-1868) says:
Vladimir DalRussian EmpireRussiansRussian language

Question 3: These vowels stemmed from the Proto-Balto-Slavic short */u/ and */i/ (compare ________ angulus and Old Church Slavonic ǫgъlъ.
Old LatinVulgar LatinRoman EmpireLatin

Question 4: In Bulgarian, the er golyam is used for the phoneme representing the mid back unrounded vowel (IPA /ɤ̞/), sometimes also notated as a ________ (/ə/).
SchwaEnglish languageVowel lengthPortuguese language

Question 5: In the ________, the yer was a vowel letter, indicating the so-called "reduced vowel": ъ = *[ŭ], ь = *[ĭ] in the conventional transcription.
Old Church SlavonicCroatian languageMacedonian languageSerbo-Croatian language

Question 6: The consonant before the hard sign often becomes somewhat softened (________) due to the following iotation.
Tone (linguistics)PalatalizationEpenthesisConsonant mutation

Question 7: Such written usage has not yet been formally codified (See also Russian phonology and ________).
Russian orthographyRussian alphabetRussian grammarRussian language

Question 8: In ________ (Old Russian) and Middle Russian, the yers were dropped entirely in "weak" positions, and were replaced by non-reduced vowels in "strong" positions.
Ruthenian languageUkrainian languageRussian languageOld East Slavic

Question 9: Its purpose (non-palatalization of a ________ preceding the [j]) is served by an apostrophe.
Alveolar consonantPalatal consonantVelar consonantConsonant

Question 10: The apostrophe was still used afterward on some ________ which did not include the hard sign, which became the rarest letter in Russian.
IBM Selectric typewriterBlickensderfer typewriterTypewriterE. Remington and Sons

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