apocope

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In Livonian, the weak grade occurs mostly in disyllabic or longer forms, where there were no necessary conditions for consonant gemination, and vowel syncopation and apocopation.
One has to note that Kuostrog and to some extent its north-eastern neighbors represented both phonetically and morphologically the most archaic part of East Livonian whereas in Sikrog, similarly to Ira and West Livonian, relatively late apocopation of the vowel o had taken place.
I did not know at the time that Yakan was a family name, so I understood it as the apocopation of 'Yakoun' [Ar.
For example, in Hebrew, as a result of an apocopation in which final short vowels were dropped, some pronominal suffixes lost their last vowel.
Luz 1986/87 suggests that the Talmudic form was derived from Oinomaos through apocopation of an original Inomos to Nimos, to which 'Ab' was added as honorary appellation.