Dissimilation
(647 words)

Abstract

Dissimilation is a phonological process in which one segment becomes less similar to another segment with respect to a given feature. 

Dissimilation is a phonological process in which one segment becomes less similar to another segment with respect to a given feature.

Regular synchronic alternations involving dissimilation are much rarer than those involving assimilation (for a general overview of dissimilation, see Aldrete and Frisch 2007, and Bye forthcoming; Suzuki 1998 is a typological study of the phenomenon…

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David Goldstein, “Dissimilation”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 22 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_SIM_00000451>
First published online: 2013



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