regressive assimilation

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femin(a) + -lafemella. The -n- is assimilated to the following -l-.

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regressive assimilation (plural regressive assimilations)

  1. (phonetics, phonology) An assimilation whereby a sound becomes more like the following sound.
    Synonym: anticipatory assimilation
    Antonyms: progressive assimilation, perseverative assimilation

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