I have learned the soft sign 'ь' cannot appear at the beginning of a sentence.

Would someone care to explain further?

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“Ь” (soft sign) can be used only right after a consonant, because its purpose is to make the (preceding) consonant to sound “softer” (i. e. palatalized).

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