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  lecture muette
  lecture rapide
  légitimité linguistique
  leitmotiv
  lemmatisation
  lemme
lénition
  lettre
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lénition

Eng    lenition

nFS

Synonym(s): adoucissement, affaiblissement

Antonym(s): affermissement

Related term(s): spirantisation

Domain: Phonology

Source(s): Dubois etal. 1994: 275; MacKay 1989: 70 (aussi "lénifier", "lénifié"); Martinet 1955: 257; Mounin 1974: 11


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

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