Re: [tied] Glen's Strange Rule

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 8694
Date: 2001-08-23

/a/ does play the role of "schwa" in some systems
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From: Marc Verhaegen
Sent: Wednesday, August 22, 2001 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: [tied] Glen's Strange Rule

Thank you very much, Piotr. I can understand why as in proto-Slavic *I and *U can disappear, why would /a/ (certainly when stressed in the first syllable) be a preferred target of elision?