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Ivšić’s Retraction
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In Slavic, there is a general tendency for newly arisen noninitial falling accents (called neo-circumflex) to retract to a preceding syllable with the neo-acute as the result on newly stressed syllables. For the most known, but also the most questionable, of such retractions see Stang’s law. The dialectal Common Slavic post-contractional retraction of the 2sg present *stǫpa̋ješь ‘you tread’ > *stǫpa̋ešь > *stǫpâšь > *stǫ̃pašь (Cr dial. stũpāš, Sk stúpaš, Po stąpasz) type (after a long pretonic syllable) is well known.…

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Kapović, Mate, “Ivšić’s Retraction”, 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_032118>
First published online: 2020

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