lenition

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Etymology[edit]

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

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  • IPA(key): /liːˈnɪʃən/, /ləˈnɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

lenition (plural lenitions)

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

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