lenition

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EtymologyEdit

From lenis + -ition (modelled on German Lenierung).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /liːˈnɪʃən/, /ləˈnɪʃən/

NounEdit

lenition (plural lenitions)

  1. (linguistics) A weakening of articulation causing a consonant to become lenis (soft).

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Last modified on 7 October 2013, at 17:52