Chapter 13. Phonology: Stress and Vowel Reduction

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Nesset, Tore (2015)
  • Publisher: Septentrio Academic Publishing
  • Journal: Septentrio Educational (issn: 2464-1464, eissn: 2464-1464)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.7557/8.3503

Where do the complex stress patterns in Modern Russian come from? And why is Москва ‘Moscow’ pronounced with an unstressed [a] in the first syllable? In this chapter, you learn about the history of two related phenomena that cause problems for learners of Russian: stress patterns and vowel reduction in unstressed syllables. Click on the links below to learn more!13.2 Akanje
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