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Scipat' and S-Cr. stipati, and between Russ. cepát' and S-Cr. cijepati (which the author confuses with the rare verb cipati). The form vb Smolenbsce can, finally, be ascribed to the northern Russian confusion of c and c. On the basis of these facts it is hard to accept Stieber's arguments concerning the second palatalization, or to subscribe to his proposal of a reclassification of the Common Slavic dialects in terms of a North/South, in place of the traditional West/East (or Southeast) division of these dialects.
The Historical Phonology of Common Slavic Recent years have witnessed a spate of comparative grammars of the Slavic languages, with a prominent place given to the history of Common Slavic phonology. Notable among these works (which have come from the pen of such scholars as A. Vaillant, Fr. Arumaa, G. Shevelov) are the studies which offer a structural interpretation of the Slavic prehistorical facts. Z. Stieber's monograph, Zarys gramatyki porównawczej jezyków slowianskich. ), is the latest addition to this series of Slavic phonological studies.
Drum, kaluder, Kosljun; V. Lat. Petoio [cited by Stieber mistakenly in its older Latin form Poetovia] > Slov. g. Finn, kuoma, Car. bluoda). These examples, which are cited but not explained in the book, prove beyond doubt that the Common Slavic vocalic diphthongs did not become monophthongs right away, but were at first subject to a reversal of the syllabic crest, which parallels the metathesis that later took place in the Slavic diphthongs with liquids. e. by the delabialization of the vowel u, though both of these changes were clearly accomplished with an eye to preserving their phonemic distinction.
The Slavic Languages: Unity in Diversity by Edward Stankiewicz