variants or less commonly consonantize

transitive verb

: to change into or articulate as a consonant (as when the ē in piteous is pronounced \y\ rather than \ē\)

intransitive verb

: to change a vowel to a consonant
the tendency to consonantalize

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“Consonantalize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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