??? "th" sound as in "the"
No, the TH is unvoiced, like in the word YOUTH. Blow air thru your teeth and listen to the sound.
Hungarians called the Rusyn Ruten. I don't know if they still do.
Ever wonder why in English WISDOM and TEARS are not spelled w/the letter Z?
Tom, you may be interested in looking at a 1917 Rusyn textbook from St. Mary's School in Freeland, PA. You can actually download the book.http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/ct0u/frldethnic.html