Ukrainian is one of the three east-Slavonic languages. It differs from Russian and Byelorussian as Spanish differs from Italian. The most characteristic sounds in the Ukrainian language are:
1. The three i's.
a) The i which sounds more or less like ee in 'see', or like ea in 'eatí.
b) The и which souns like i in 'it', but with a raised middle of the tongue.
c) The ї sounds like yie in 'yield'.
2. The two e's.
a) e sounding like e in 'ten'.
b) є inversed(e) sounding like ye in 'yes'.
3. The h sound, which exists in the Ukrainian language. On the other hand, the Ukrainian language doesn't have the sound g, like in 'good'.
Some of the songs are sung in a Ukrainian dialect, and some in a border dialect that inclines towards Russian language.