lenition

noun
len·​i·​tion | \lə-ˈni-shən \

Definition of lenition 

: the change from fortis to lenis articulation

First Known Use of lenition

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lenition

Latin lenire

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lenis

lenite

lenitic

lenition

lenitive

lenity

Lenni-Lenape

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