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Akan'e-Jakan'e
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The article describes the phonetic process known as akanʹe, which consists in the lack of differentiation between the unstressed [a], [ɛ], and [ɔ] (i.e., pronouncing them as [a]), e.g., Br balota (balˈɔta, etymologically bolˈoto) ‘swamp’, malako (malakˈɔ, etymologically molokˈo) ‘milk’, haktar (γaktˈar, et…

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Jankowiak, Mirosław, “Akan'e-Jakan'e”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_035863>
First published online: 2020



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