Difference between revisions of "Assimilation (definition)"
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Assimilation is a phonological process in which a sound becomes more similar to some other sound in its environment. For example, the alveolar consonant [n] in the middle of the English word 'bonbon' might be pronounced more like the bilabial consonant [m], because it is next to the bilabial sound [b].
- Assimilation is a very common phonological process. See also regular phonological processes to learn more about assimilation in Gaelic.