Lenition

In linguistics, lenition is a kind of sound change that alters consonants, making them more sonorous (vowel-like). The word lenition itself means `softening` or `weakening` (from Latin lenis = weak). Lenition can happen both synchronically (i.e., within a language at a particular point in time) and diachronically (i.e. as a language changes ov...
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lenition

(from the article `Uralic languages`) The alternation of consonants known as consonant gradation (or lenition) is sometimes thought to be of Uralic origin. In Baltic-Finnic, excluding ...
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Lenition

The softening of a consonant sound, i.e., the replacement of a hard and abrupt sound by a more hissi
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