When i read ukrainian it sound odd to me ..like it's missing some hard sounds..
But things are as they are....God bless.....
It's not missing hard sounds. There is a sound of hard "g," pronounced exactly like the Russian or the English "g." In writing, this sound in Ukrainian is conveyed by the letter "ґ " (while the breathing "h" is conveyed by the letter "г "). The hard ґ in Ukrainian is relatively rare, but there are words where it legitimately belongs, like ґудзик (clothes button), or ґрати (bars, like prison window bars), etc. When Ukrainians use words that come from Latin with its hard "g," they use ґ (like in ґратулюю - congratulate, or ґрандіозний - grandiose). But if the foreign word has a Greek origin, it should contain the soft, breathing г, like in ігумeн, пeдагог, агіазма. (In contrast, the Russian language simply does not have this soft breathing г/h sound.)
Anyway, closer to the topic of this section, prayers for ігумeн Григорій!