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Compensatory Lengthening
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Compensatory lengthening in Slavic is a process whereby the deletion of the second vowel in a disyllabic sequence results in the lengthening of the preceding vowel. The lengthening depends on a number of language-specific conditions, such as the identity of the deleting vowel, the identity and the accentual properties of the lengthening vowel, the identity of the intervening consonant, and the position of the disyllabic unit wi…

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Kavitskaya, Darya, “Compensatory Lengthening”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 25 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032494>
First published online: 2020

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