lenite

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le·nite

 (lə-nīt′)
v. le·nit·ed, le·nit·ing, le·nites
v.intr.
To undergo an increase in sonority or become lenis. Said of consonant sounds, as when (p) changes to (b), (b) to (v), or (v) to (w).
v.tr.
To cause (a consonant sound) to lenite.

le·ni′tion (-nĭsh′ən) n.

lenite

(ləˈnaɪt)
vb
(Phonetics & Phonology) to (cause to) undergo lenition
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In other leniting environments, crucially including noncompound complex NPs, CB is not found; thus lenition is not blocked but applies regularly.
In the standard language, the only environment of s-Fortition is in leniting environments after the definite article, as illustrated in (16).
18) No s-Fortition in leniting environments where there is also no CB, e.