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Ivšić’s Retraction

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Author(s): Kapović, Mate
In Slavic, there is a general tendency for newly arisen noninitial falling accents (called neo-circumflex) to retract to a preceding syllable with the neo-acute as the result on newly stressed syllables. For the most known, but also the most questionable, of such retractions see Stang’s law. The dialectal Common Slavic post-contractional retraction of the 2sg present * stǫpa̋ješь ‘you tread’ > * stǫpa̋ešь > * stǫpâšь > * stǫ̃pašь (Cr dial. stũpāš, Sk stúpaš, Po stąpasz) type (after a long pretonic syllable) is well known. In Štokavian and Čakavian, neo-circumflex retra…
Date: 2020-05-22