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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 …

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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 09 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032494>
First published online: 2020



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