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DefinitionTerm
Type of sound change that happens to a certain sound everywhere it occurs
Type of sound change that happens only in certain environments
Type of conditioned sound change: a sound becomes identical to a nearby sound
Type of conditioned sound change: a sound becomes more similar to a nearby sound
Type of conditioned sound change: a sound becomes less similar to a nearby sound
Addition of an entire segment (consonant or vowel)
Loss of an entire segment (consonant or vowel)
Velar/alveolar/dental consonant becomes palatal/alveopalatal
Non-affricate consonant becomes affricate (above change often 1st step in this process)
Affricate becomes non-affricate consonant
Voiced consonant becomes voiceless
Non-fricative consonant becomes fricative
Any consonant change involving decrease in articulatory effort
Voiceless consonant becomes voiced
Double consonant becomes single consonant
Consonant becomes some sort of r sound (ex. voiced alveolar tap, trill, liquid)
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Vowel becomes higher than it was before
Vowel becomes longer than it was before
Vowel becomes more front than it was before
Vowel becomes shorter than it was before
Vowel becomes rounded
Vowel becomes lower than it was before
Vowel becomes more back than it was before
Vowel becomes unrounded
Simple vowel (monophthong) becomes diphthong
Diphthong becomes simple vowel (monophthong)
Non-nasalized vowel becomes nasalized (I think Portuguese has some of these)
Do you get the general idea when it comes to names of vowel changes
Full vowel becomes schwa
Two sounds (vowels or consonants) or groups of sounds switch places
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