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Table 2

Generalizations about yer deletion in the Russian lexicon, with the probability of vowel deletion in the genitive given the presence of a structure in the nominative. (C = consonant, R = sonorant, T = obstruent, V = vowel)

Structure in NOMYer wordsNon-yer wordsProb. of deletionType of generalization
Complex coda 0% 17% 0% source-oriented (section 2.1) 
CRVC# <1% 20% <1% product-oriented (section 2.2) 
TVR# 6% 22% 3% product-oriented 
CTVR# 1% 7% 3% product-oriented 
Monosyllabic 1% 8% 1% ambiguous (section 2.3) 
Mid vowel >99% 37% 22% source-oriented or faithfulness 
Total 1,902 18,661 9%  
Structure in NOMYer wordsNon-yer wordsProb. of deletionType of generalization
Complex coda 0% 17% 0% source-oriented (section 2.1) 
CRVC# <1% 20% <1% product-oriented (section 2.2) 
TVR# 6% 22% 3% product-oriented 
CTVR# 1% 7% 3% product-oriented 
Monosyllabic 1% 8% 1% ambiguous (section 2.3) 
Mid vowel >99% 37% 22% source-oriented or faithfulness 
Total 1,902 18,661 9%  
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