iotation

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἰῶτα (iôta) + English -tion.

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Noun[edit]

iotation (usually uncountable, plural iotations)

  1. (linguistics) A specific occurrence of palatalization that occurred in the Proto-Slavic language, in which a consonant combined with the palatal approximant /j/ to form a palatalized consonant.
  2. (linguistics) Any similar process occurring in a later Slavic language or elsewhere.
    A form of iotation in the Serbo-Croatian language: s (/s/) + j (/ʲ/) = sj (/sʲ/), which is then superseded into ś (/ɕ/)

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