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Schwa deletion
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The quantitative and qualitative reduction of an unstressed full vowel may proceed so far that no more than schwa remains. The reduction trajectory is taken to its extreme in schwa deletion, which occurs in several contexts. Since schwa is a virtually featureless, minimally specified vowel, the step from schwa to zero is relatively small. As long as this does not lead to ill-formedness, schwa then is easily dropped. This section deals with various aspects of schwa deletion.

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