Chapter 13. Phonology: Stress and Vowel Reduction

Tore Nesset

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7557/8.3503

Abstract

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.

 

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13.2 Akanje

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