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  adjectiv(is)ateur
  adjectiv(is)ation
  adjoindre
  adjoint
  adjonction
  adjuvant
  adnominal
adoucissement
  adoucisseur
  adposition
  adresse1
  adresse2
  s'adresser à
  adstrat
  adverbal

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English

lenition

Fr    adoucissement, affaiblissement, lénition

nS

Synonym(s): weakening

Antonym(s): fortition, tensing

Related term(s): fricativization, spirantization

Domain: Phonology

Source(s): Crystal 2003: 264 (also "lenite (v.)"); ELL: 5139; Hartmann & Stork 1972: 128; Hock 1986: 80-81; MacKay 1989: 132, 186 (also "lenite (vt.)", "lenited (adj.)"); Matthews 1997: 202-203; Nash 1968: 220 (softening); Onishi 1981: 314 (lenis phonation); Pei & Gaynor 1954: 121 (Celtic initial mutation); Trask 1996: 201


English word list

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  lemma
  lemmatization
  length
  lengthen
  lengthened
  lengthening
  lenis
lenition
  lesson
  letter
  level1
  level2
  level3
  level of phrase structure
  levelling

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