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vowel dropping

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Tuesday, March 13, 2001, 13:54
> From: Roger Mills <romilly@...> > Subject: Re: Hi again, new lang, and a lang tool > > >Vowel dropping (I forget the linguistic term): are > >there any semi-universals for how and when this > >happens?> > IIRC: _syncope_ dropping of vowels in medial position; _apocope_ dropping > in final position. I forget the term for initial position.
'Aphesis' is a word that means that. *Muke!