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And Rosta wrote:
> Okay; but still an explanation is invited for why final /h/ triggers some
> sort of ATR-like effect on vowels.

It's not just final /h/, it's any coda, e.g., [na'sjOn], [Ermano],
[am&r], etc.

So, what happened with those s's is:
[l&s.ka.s&s] -> [l&h.ka.s&h] -> [l&.ka.s&]

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