debuccalization

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Etymology[edit]

From de- ‎(from, off) +‎ buccal ‎(pertaining to the mouth) +‎ -ization. Literally meaning “removal from the mouth”.

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /diːˌbʌkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/, /diːˌbʊkəlaɪˈzeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

debuccalization ‎(usually uncountable, plural debuccalizations)

  1. (phonetics) A sound change in which a consonant loses its original place of articulation and becomes [h] or [ʔ].
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