assibilation definition

  • noun:
    • an audio modification causing a sibilant consonant, commonly the final period of palatalization.
    • Change of a non-sibilant page to a sibilant, since -tion to -shun, duke to ditch.
    • The work of creating sibilant; particularly, in philology, the change of a dental or guttural (or a labial) mute into a sibilant (s, z, sh, zh, ch = tsh, j = dzh), or into a sound approaching that a sibilant, for instance a palatal.
    • pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) noise
    • the development of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant
    • A sound change causing a sibilant consonant, commonly the final phase of palatalization.
    • Change of a non-sibilant letter to a sibilant, as of -tion to -shun, duke to ditch.
    • The work of creating sibilant; particularly, in philology, the alteration of a dental or guttural (or a labial) mute into a sibilant (s, z, sh, zh, ch = tsh, j = dzh), or into a sound nearing compared to a sibilant, for example a palatal.
    • pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) noise
    • the introduction of a consonant phoneme into a sibilant

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