#385588

Anonymous
Quote:
The only difference I hear is the tone of voice.

It is not tone, but two different voices. Take English roses [ˈɹoʊzɨz] and free [fɹiː]
You need to hold your mouth in a different position when you make the sounds.

Russian ты (you)
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Ru-%D1%82%D1%8B.ogg

Quote:
So the first one would be pronounced Bit, and the second would be pronounced Pit?

No. Difference is:

быть [bɨtʲ] бить [bʲitʲ]

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