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At 12:04 8.4.2003 +0100, Daniel Andreasson Vpc-Work wrote:

>In the Nordic languages /e/ becomes /ja/ (as in _ek_ -> Mod.Sw. _jag_ 'I').
>This is called _brytning_ which would be "breaking" in English.

Actually it is *eka which becomes *eaka which becomes _jak_,
the final *-a kinda spilling over into the preceding stressed
syllable before being lost.  The form _ek_ is from an
unstressed version of this word which didn't undergo breaking.



/ B.Philip Jonsson B^)
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