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Lenition in Irish English

  title={Lenition in Irish English},
  author={R. Hickey},
Consonant weakening (lenition) is a feature of both Irish and Irish English which reaches back far in the histories of both languages. Its manifestation and its system status is quite different in both cases so that any simple transfer theory will fail to account for lenition in Irish English. The present paper will be primarily concerned with describing the phonological conditions for consonant weakening in Irish English and with putting it in the broader perspective of similar phenomena in… Expand
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