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    technical terms

    Hello,
    I was hoping someone could give me the technical term for the new sound formed by the combination of two consonant sounds; e.g. when people ask ¨Is this your pen?¨ they join the final /s/ in ´this´ and the initial /y/ in´your´to pronounce a //.

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    Re: technical terms

    That particular sound process is called palatalization; e.g., /s/ becomes [∫] before /y/. There's also the term Assimilation:

    Regressive assimilation is when A of AB changes (this your => thi[∫] your)
    Progressive assimilation is when B of AB changes

    Does that help?


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    Re: technical terms

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea View Post
    That particular sound process is called palatalization; e.g., /s/ becomes [∫] before /y/. There's also the term Assimilation:

    Regressive assimilation is when A of AB changes (this your => thi[∫] your)
    Progressive assimilation is when B of AB changes

    Does that help?
    Yes,a lot. thank your very much.

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    Re: technical terms

    You're most welcome and, cirs, Welcome.

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