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consonant shift

noun

Definition of CONSONANT SHIFT

:  a set of regular changes in consonant articulation in the history of a language or dialect:
a :  such a set affecting the Indo-European stops and distinguishing the Germanic languages from the other Indo-European languages — compare grimm's law
b :  such a set affecting the Germanic stops and distinguishing High German from the other Germanic languages

First Known Use of CONSONANT SHIFT

1888

Rhymes with CONSONANT SHIFT

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May 24, 2015
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