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It's at . I think I have found out a way to judge whether there is a schwa but that will only work if there is a Slavic etymology. It seems that schwa only appears when there was a yer vowel (ь or ъ) there before, or as an epenthetic vowel to break up a group of consonants after a word-final yer was lost (like in dober). I also think that SSKJ assumes all unstressed e's are real e's, and notes explicitly when they are not.

CodeCat16:17, 6 January 2013

Thank you for the link. I don't think you are right about SSKJ explicitly noting schwas. For example exactly the entry for dober [1] doesn't contain a schwa.

biblbroksдискашн20:04, 6 January 2013

No but it is implied because the e drops in the inflected forms. It is targeted towards Slovenes who presumably are aware that only schwa drops in this manner, but true e will stay.

CodeCat20:09, 6 January 2013

Although I don't know if schwa e always drops in inflected form, it sounds reasonable that it does. Do you know by chance what the second form (the inflected) stands for? For example for dober it reads: "dóber dôbra -o". Is it dual nominative? It remains as the only possible alternative when excluding all the invalid ones.

biblbroksдискашн21:30, 6 January 2013

It's masculine, feminine and neuter.

CodeCat21:47, 6 January 2013

Oh, of course. Thanx.

biblbroksдискашн22:52, 6 January 2013