Lenition



[li-nish-uh n] /lɪˈnɪʃ ən/

noun
1.
Phonetics. a phonological process that weakens consonant articulation at the ends of syllables or between vowels, causing the consonant to become voiced, spirantized, or deleted.
2.
Linguistics. a type of Celtic mutation that derives historically from phonological lenition.

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    [li-nit-ik] /lɪˈnɪt ɪk/ adjective 1. .

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    [luh-nahyt] /ləˈnaɪt/ Phonetics verb (used without object), lenited, leniting. 1. to undergo lenition; be pronounced with weakened articulation, as when the consonant sound p changes to b, b to v, or v to w. verb (used with object), lenited, leniting. 2. to cause (a consonant sound) to lenite.



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