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Maybe I should clarify something about the transcription …
The hyphen – ‘ – is a commonly used transcription symbol that indicates that the preceding consonant is “soft”. “Soft” consonants in Russian are pronounced with the tongue close to the roof of the mouth, a bit like when you would pronounce the vowel “eee”.
“Hard” consonants are pronounced with as much empty space between the tongue and the roof of the mouth as possible, kind of like when you say the vowel “oh”.
Whether a consonant is hard or soft is indicated by the vowel character that follows it, or by a special character if there is no following vowel. Я, е, ё, и, ю and the special character ь indicate soft consonants, and а, э, о, ы, у and the special character ъ indicate hard consonants. It can be confusing that this is indicated by the vowel characters, even though the difference is in the consonants.
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My shoulder is as good as new after I hung a bit from the door frame last night, and it made a loud popping noise. I guess I dislocated it. But now it’s back in place again!!!
If it had happened while doing something productive, or if it had at least been in actual combat, no problem. But that was seriously one of the most idiotic things I have ever done in my life.
While I work on in shame, you should instead read the story of how the wonderful late Captain Phil Harris broke his back in two places. (I wish I’d had men like him around me when I grew up.)