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    -ло past tense neuter verb ending

    Quick, and hopefully easy, one:

    When unstressed, does the О in the past tense neuter verb ending -ло reduce to А, please?

    Because if it does, that would leave the feminine and neuter sounding the same? Like она работала and оно работало would both sound like ra-bo-ta-la?

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    Re: -ло past tense neuter verb ending

    Yes. Here feminine and neuter are not distinguishable in pronunciation. Unless someone heavily articulates to emphasize the gender particularly.
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    Re: -ло past tense neuter verb ending

    They both reduce not to 'a' but to schwa, that sounds not like stressed 'a'.
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    Re: -ло past tense neuter verb ending

    Thank guys.

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