[Lingtyp] lexical stress

Ian Maddieson ianm at berkeley.edu
Thu Aug 27 20:06:17 UTC 2020

Wouldn’t be often the case that the reason for a vowel to be reduced is that stress has been moved off the syllable
in question, i.e. stress movement is the trigger for reduction

Ian Maddieson

> On Aug 26, 2020, at 23:33, Neda Haghighi Saber <haqiqisaber.neda at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thank you for the answer. 
> On Thu, Aug 27, 2020, 05:43 Jess Tauber <tetrahedralpt at gmail.com <mailto:tetrahedralpt at gmail.com>> wrote:
> In Yahgan (genetic isolate, Tierra del Fuego), when a vowel is reduced to schwa, it generally doesn't affect nearby vowels in the word. 
> Jess Tauber
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 8:19 PM Neda Haghighi Saber <haqiqisaber.neda at gmail.com <mailto:haqiqisaber.neda at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Dear friends,
> When the vowel of a stressed syllable in a multy-syllabic word is reduced and changes into a schaw, what happens to its lexical stress? In other words, I`d like to know in which syllable it appears then. Is it rule-based and predictable or not?
> Regards,
> Neda
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> Neda Haghighi Saber
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> Allameh Tabatab`i Univesity
> Tehran
> Iran
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Ian Maddieson

Department of Linguistics
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131-0001

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