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On Dec 5, 2004, at 5:01 PM, Mark J. Reed wrote:
> Starting with something simple, I decided that unstressed final
> vowels would be lost.
> I assume these vowels would necessarily go through a period of
> reduction to [@] or similar before being lost entirely.

Not necessarily.
Hebrew lost all final short vowels, while the same vowels in other
parts of words sometimes became long.


-Stephen (Steg)
  "if that's all you will be
   you'll be a waste of time
   you've dreamed a thousand dreams
   none seem to stick in your mind..."
      ~ 'two points for honesty' by guster