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SCHWA

Abbreviation for:
schwannomatosis (see there; also called congenital cutaneous neurilemmomatosis)
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In English (as well as in Modern Standard German), the default is schwa epenthesis.
The fact that a word like [roz[inverted e]z] has to be a morphologically complex word because it contains a sequence that is never found in simple words of English may lead to the view that schwa epenthesis is an aspect of morphology rather than of phonology.
The phonological default of schwa epenthesis is thus a kind of repair strategy of English grammar.
You see, she highlighted that the lengthenings reflected in words like make seem to have been prompted by the fact that the schwa in the final syllable got lost.
He handles the fact that OSL happened so often in words that had final schwa as a last syllable by saying that lengthening in a stressed syllable was the likelier the lighter, summarily speaking, the unstressed syllables that followed it were.
there is hardly any syllable that can be lighter than a C-schwa one, particularly if that schwa is kind-of unstable, as in make, or is there?
And whale is an ironic example anyway, because you're actually arguing that the long vowel comes from a form in which Minkova argued that Compensatory OSL should not have occurred in the first place, because schwa was more stable, at least for a time, in checked syllables such as [l[LANGUAGE NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]s].
If you say that all lengthenings in CVC items must have happened because they were mistaken for CVCV items with deletable schwa, this leaves you with NO way of determining whether or not Closed Syllable Lengthening EVER took place.