consonantalize

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