consonantism

noun con·so·nant·ism \ ˈkän(t)sənənˌtizəm \

Definition of consonantism

plural -s
1 :the consonant system (as of a language or dialect)
2 :the consonants, sequence of consonants, or quality peculiar to the consonants of a word or group of related words
  • the consonantism of the 4 words hardly seems … to point to Scandinavian origin
  • —Stephen Ullmann

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