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  a posteriori
  a priori
  abaissement
  abaisser
  A-barre
  A-barre lié
  abduction1
  abduction2
  abécédaire
  aberrant
  abessif
  ablatif
  ablatif absolu
  ablaut
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downdrift

Fr    abaissement tonal non-distinctif, déclinaison2, downdrift

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Synonym(s): declination, non-phonemic tone lowering

Related term(s): key lowering, register lowering

Domain: Phonology

Source(s): Crystal 2003: 150-151; ELL: 3118, 4414, 5115; Matthews 1997: 105; Trask 1996: 123; Welmers 1973: 93


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  double
  double cross
  double-base transformation
  double-compound
  double-object construction
  doublet
  doubling
downdrift
  downgrader
  downgrading
  downstep
  doxa
  drawl1
  drawl2
  drill

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