preocclusion

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pre- +‎ occlusion

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preocclusion (not comparable)

  1. Prior to occlusion.

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preocclusion (uncountable)

  1. The (phonological process, seen for example in Manx, of) insertion of a short stop before a sonorant, such as a [d] before an [n] or [l] (resulting in the preoccluded consonants [ᵈn] and [ᵈl]).

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