[Ads-l] Antedating of "Schwa"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Sat Oct 10 00:16:33 UTC 2020

schwa (OED 1895)

1882 _Transactions of the American Philological Association_ 13: 67 (JSTOR)  The preterit plural, on the contrary, owing to the accent, took the lightest possible form, which in class I. was nothing or "schwa."

Fred Shapiro

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