The law of open syllables refers to a series of Late Common Slavic rules that specified that syllables must end in a vowel, rather than a consonant. Since many originally inherited syllables did not end in a vowel, the open-syllable law led to significant changes in the shape of the language.
Law of Open Syllables (Rising Sonority) (3,937 words)
Cite this pageFeldstein, Ronald, “Law of Open Syllables (Rising Sonority)”, in: Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics Online, Editor-in-Chief Marc L. Greenberg. Consulted online on 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-6229_ESLO_COM_036020>
First published online: 2020
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