Re[2]: [tied] Slavic "lada"

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 34171
Date: 2004-09-16

At 6:05:56 PM on Wednesday, September 15, 2004, petusek

> Vadim:

>> No haplology can exist here, because such a process
>> develops only when there exists two similar syllables
>> side by side, and this is not the case. [...]

> I am sorry for this terminological inaccuracy of mine, but
> in Czech, haplology ("haplologie") means both simple
> shortening (e.g. Akademicky' slovni'k cizich slov) due to
> a quick pronunciation and what you defined it above.
> Perhaps, there is a different term for simple shortening
> in English.

'Syncope', if it occurs medially; 'apocope', if it occurs
finally; 'aphesis', if it occurs initially. These refer to
any shortening, irrespective of the cause.