Re: Nominative Loss. A strengthened theory?

From: elmeras2000
Message: 32064
Date: 2004-04-19

--- In, "Sergejus Tarasovas"
<S.Tarasovas@...> wrote:

> > And there's the
> > heavier jer reflex in Slavic.
> So you too accept this special jer? I've been sure it was a Dybo's
> idiosyncrasy. But do you accept its phonemic status? And if you
> doesn't it look a bit lavish for the Common Slavic to reserve a
> special phoneme for one and only morpheme?

Well, actually yes, but what else could it be? Could it be a
sequence of two? I have no opinion on Serbo-Croatian /-a:/ which
sits on the form without any apparent influence on the syllable
structure, looking very much like a secondary addition. I would
however like to know better how it found its place in the living