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- ‘The other characteristic feature, which Frisian has carried on a step farther than English, is the assibilation of velars before front vowels.’
- ‘I revisited this community to collect data to compare the current findings with the ones yielded in a former study where I contrasted the assibilation in Mexico and in the United States.’
- ‘Gay men are not the only group whose members sometimes speak with assibilation.’
- ‘The second type of evidence, based on the behaviour of dental stops vis-à-vis the process of assibilation, shows that two consonants not separated at the underlying level by one of the full vowels/a, i, u/are adjacent at the surface.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.