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Dybo’s Law
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Dybo’s law is a name given to a rightward accentual shift that occurs in Proto-Slavic accentual paradigm b or in nonacute accentual paradigm a (a.p. a; see Slavic accentology), where the original *ˋ and *˜ (nonacute prosodemes in immobile accentual paradigm; “dominant circumflexes” in the terminology of the Moscow accentological school) shift to the next syllable (the recessive circumflexes, *  ̏ and *  ̑, which are phonologically unstressed, do not shift, nor does the old acute *˝), e.g., *bòba ‘bean-gen.sg’ > *boba̍. The law…

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Kapović, Mate, “Dybo’s Law”, 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_032120>
First published online: 2020

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