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From: "Jeffrey Daniel Rollin-Jones" <[log in to unmask]>
Date: 10 Feb 2014 00:15
Subject: Re: [CONLANG] Conlang Research
To: "Constructed Languages List" <[log in to unmask]>
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On 9 Feb 2014 22:57, "Guilherme Santos" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> Wasn't Hebrew the one with mad vowel reductions that turned everything
into
> schwa?

Yes, although colloquial Arabic does this too, I think, at least in certain
dialects; it's really the same process that turns unstressed vowels into
schwa in English, made worse by quite a bit more  morphological complexity.

Jeff