One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in Celtic languages) the process or result of palatalizing a consonant.
- ‘The grammar involved in medieval Gaelic names often includes lenition, a "softening" of the initial consonant sound of words or names required by Gaelic grammar in certain situations.’
Early 20th century: from Latin lenis ‘soft’ + -ition, suggested by German Lenierung.
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