He further rejects the notion (rather the consensus by now) that segholate
nouns exhibit an old broken plural form (a-insertion), because "they terminate in the ordinary plural suffix.
she does not discuss the evolution of segholate
nouns, only mentioning that they have a different form when a suffix is attached); and there is no discussion of why some vowels "reduce" in certain situations but not others, only that they do.
In explaining the pausal forms of segholates
, a comparative-historical analysis is preferable to stating merely that "a word that normally has a short vowel in its accented syllable will have this vowel lengthened when it is in pause.