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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 University of Kansas General Editor University of Chicago Associate Editors University of Kansas Brown University University of Amsterdam University of Warsaw University of Zagreb University of Mainz Stockholm University Marc L. Greenberg, Lenore A. Grenoble, Stephen M. Dickey, Masako Ueda Fidler, René Genis, Marek Łaziński, Anita Peti-Stantić, Björn Wiemer, Nadežda V. Zorixina-Nilsson. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_032494>
First published online: 2020

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