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Title:The first person singular in Dutch dialects
Authors:Marc van Oostendorp
Abstract:This article discusses the behaviour of the first person singular forms of verbs in a number of Dutch dialects. Historically, the first person singular was expressed by a schwa suffix. In many dialects, this schwa is no longer pronounced, but the phonological behaviour still seems to indicate that it is there. This article compares two approaches to this topic -- one in terms of paradigms, and one in terms of an abstract suffix -- and concludes that the latter is more succesful for a number of reasons.
Type:Paper/tech report
Article:Version 1