assibilate


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as·sib·i·late

 (ə-sĭb′ə-lāt′)
tr.v. as·sib·i·lat·ed, as·sib·i·lat·ing, as·sib·i·lates
To pronounce with a hissing sound; make sibilant.


as·sib′i·la′tion n.

assibilate

(əˈsɪbɪˌleɪt)
vb
1. (Phonetics & Phonology) (intr) (of a speech sound) to be changed into a sibilant
2. (Phonetics & Phonology) (tr) to pronounce (a speech sound) with or as a sibilant
[C19: from Late Latin assībilāre to hiss at, from sībilāre to hiss; see sibilant]
asˌsibiˈlation n

assibilate


Past participle: assibilated
Gerund: assibilating

Imperative
assibilate
assibilate
Present
I assibilate
you assibilate
he/she/it assibilates
we assibilate
you assibilate
they assibilate
Preterite
I assibilated
you assibilated
he/she/it assibilated
we assibilated
you assibilated
they assibilated
Present Continuous
I am assibilating
you are assibilating
he/she/it is assibilating
we are assibilating
you are assibilating
they are assibilating
Present Perfect
I have assibilated
you have assibilated
he/she/it has assibilated
we have assibilated
you have assibilated
they have assibilated
Past Continuous
I was assibilating
you were assibilating
he/she/it was assibilating
we were assibilating
you were assibilating
they were assibilating
Past Perfect
I had assibilated
you had assibilated
he/she/it had assibilated
we had assibilated
you had assibilated
they had assibilated
Future
I will assibilate
you will assibilate
he/she/it will assibilate
we will assibilate
you will assibilate
they will assibilate
Future Perfect
I will have assibilated
you will have assibilated
he/she/it will have assibilated
we will have assibilated
you will have assibilated
they will have assibilated
Future Continuous
I will be assibilating
you will be assibilating
he/she/it will be assibilating
we will be assibilating
you will be assibilating
they will be assibilating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been assibilating
you have been assibilating
he/she/it has been assibilating
we have been assibilating
you have been assibilating
they have been assibilating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been assibilating
you will have been assibilating
he/she/it will have been assibilating
we will have been assibilating
you will have been assibilating
they will have been assibilating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been assibilating
you had been assibilating
he/she/it had been assibilating
we had been assibilating
you had been assibilating
they had been assibilating
Conditional
I would assibilate
you would assibilate
he/she/it would assibilate
we would assibilate
you would assibilate
they would assibilate
Past Conditional
I would have assibilated
you would have assibilated
he/she/it would have assibilated
we would have assibilated
you would have assibilated
they would have assibilated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.assibilate - insert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)
sibilate - utter a sibilant
2.assibilate - change into a sibilant; "In the syllable /si/, the /s/ sibilates in Japanese"
change - undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night"
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References in periodicals archive ?
In syllable-final position, the tap is also said to assibilate in Costa Rican Spanish.
The same phenomenon is reported in Vasquez-Carranza (2006) after the coronal voiceless stop phoneme [t], where /r/ devoices and assibilates both word-initially and word-medially, as in atras /atras/ 'behind' and trato / trato/ 'deal'.
First, languages in which /t/ and /d/ assibilate, and second, those in which only /t/ assibilates because there is no /d/ (or no /d/ in the assibilation context).
alveolar stops do not assibilate at all (= [6d] + [5a], [6d] + [5b], [6d] + [5c], [6d] + [5d]).
Hence, if a language assibilates /t/ before /i j/ then it can only be classified as Type C if there are /di dj/ sequences that do not assibilate.
The data in (12) show that /t d/ assibilate to [ts dz] before /i/ and /j/.
In other words, this rhotic is a fricative sound just like /f/, /s/, and /x/; this structural pressure is what causes the rhotic to assibilate.
I postulated that in these contexts, the /d/ segment which intervenes between the coronal stop and the rhotic tends to assibilate because it is an emergent stop; this was concluded based on the fact that only a few words contain a -dr morpheme to mark the future tense.