fortition


fortition

fortition [fawr-tish-uh n] Word Origin noun

  1. Phonetics. a phonological process that strengthens consonant articulation at the beginnings of syllables, causing devoicing or the formation of stops.
  2. Linguistics. a type of Celtic mutation that derives historically from phonological fortition.

Origin of fortition fort(is) + -ition, on the model of lenition

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