isolative

adjective

iso·​la·​tive
-āt|,
|ēv also |əv
1
of a sound change : occurring in isolation : not dependent on phonetic environment
Old English \stään\ stān became by isolative change Modern English \stōn\ stone
compare combinative
2

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“Isolative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/isolative. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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