consonant shift

noun

Definition of consonant shift

  1. :  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 (see 2stop 9) and distinguishing the Germanic languages from the other Indo-European languages — compare grimm's lawb :  such a set affecting the Germanic stops and distinguishing High German from the other Germanic languages

1888

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1888

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