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Etymology squib: Moknams

Reading old source literature is often dreary kind of work, but it has its occasional rewards: you might find out that some problem you’ve been dwelling on has actually long since received a solution, or at least a sketch to

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Some corollaries of Lehtinen’s Law

Phonemic vowel length occurs in widely across Uralic languages. This, however, is due to various independent developments — for long now, no vowel length is normally reconstructed in Proto-Uralic. Quality distinctions are one common source of length. In particular PU

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