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Can you name the types of processes for sound change

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DescriptionTypeExamples
All uses of the sound change
Only some uses change, depending on surrounding sounds[ku] vs. [ki]
One sound becomes more like another*Wolfs vs. Wolves (voiceless sounds become voiced)
Two sounds become less similarFifth
Sound no longer pronouncedBoxes (schwa for pluralized)
Sound added to wordAthlete
Change diphthong to monophthong
DescriptionTypeExamples
Change monophthong to diphthongI = [aI]
Change in order of soundsComfortable
Raising tongue for vowel, unconditional
Lowering tongue for vowel, unconditional
Vowel moves back
Vowel moves forward

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