Yod coalescence

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Yod coalescence (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of yod coalescence
    • 1990, Katarzyna Dziubalska-Kołaczyk, "Phonostylistics and Second Language Acquisition", Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, volume 25, pages 76–77:
      As for the native speakers of English, the only phonostylistic processes all three of them applied…were the following: nasal assimilation in triumph and palatalization (“Yod coalescence”) in Tell me what you want.
    • 2004, Ulrike Altendorf & Dominic Watt, "The Dialects in the South of England: Phonology", in Edgar W. Schneider et al. (eds.), A Handbook of Varieties of English, volume 1, Mouton de Gruyter, ISBN 3-11-017532-0, page 196:
      London and Southeastern English accents have variable Yod dropping and Yod coalescence.
    • 2008, David Levey, Language Change and Variation in Gibraltar, John Benjamins Publishing Company, ISBN 978-90-272-1862-9, page 148:
      However, what was somewhat surprising was the extended use of Yod coalescence in word-initial positions (e.g., ‘Tuesday’).