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- noun a neutral middle vowel; occurs in unstressed syllables
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I'm so sorry for your loss. p.s. I'm heather in the 'shwa's sister - who will no longer lurk:)
Gingerpie Out: Wordy Thursday Edition kittenpie 2008
I'm also intrigued by this "heather in the 'shwa", being from the 'Shwa, myself.
Don't Break Your Arm... kittenpie 2008
Still no a/c in the 'shwa but we're coping ok - the evenings have been nice and cool and days nothing a fan couldn't take the edge off of.
And she said, "Let there be air." kittenpie 2008
I have to say I know we shared the same trepidation about being mums to boys, but mine arrived on Monday morning and we've never been happier in the 'shwa.
High-Low kittenpie 2008
Heather in the 'shwa said ... vvv-naa, vvv-naa does not mean failure.
Lessons at Lunch kittenpie 2008
Aren't you precisely ascribing allophonic shwa devoicing as the cause of sibilant insertion?
"Aren't you precisely ascribing allophonic shwa devoicing as the cause of sibilant insertion?"
Fingers and toes are thoroughly crossed in the 'shwa.
Schrodinger's Mom kittenpie 2007
There's another problem too: the change occurs not only between voiceless dental stops, but also when a voiced one is involved, where shwa devoicing is certainly not expected.
Tropylium: "Alternately, if your normal/supershort shwa distinction is not supposed to be allophonic, I'd also be very interested in seeing an example of a language distinguishing length only in reduced vowels."