consonantalize

verb
con·​so·​nan·​tal·​ize | \ ˌkän(t)səˈnantᵊlˌīz \
variants: or less commonly consonantize \ ˈkän(t)sənənˌtīz \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of consonantalize

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/consonantalize. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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