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EtymologyEdit

Back-formation from lenition.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈliːnaɪt/, /ləˈnaɪt/

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lenite (third-person singular simple present lenites, present participle leniting, simple past and past participle lenited)

  1. (phonetics, phonology, transitive) To cause (a consonant) to undergo lenition.
    This environment lenites "m" to "mh".
  2. (phonetics, phonology, intransitive) To undergo lenition.
    "M" lenites to "mh".

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