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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(7) Occurring assibilation types: Language Assibilating Trigger(s) type segment(s) A /t (d)/ /i (j)/ 6a + 5a B /t (d)/ /j/ 6a + 5b C /t/ /i (j)/ 6b + 5a D /t/ /j/ 6b + 5b E none /i (j)/, 6d + (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) /i/, /j/, none (8) Nonoccurring assibilation types: Language Assibilating Trigger(s) type segment(s) F /t (d)/ /i/ 6a + 5c G /t/ /i/ 6b + 5c H /d/ /i (j)/ 6c + 5a I /d/ /j/ 6c + 5b J /d/ /i/ 6c + 5c
Our study is confounded by the fact that in many assibilating languages there is a strict phonotactic restriction prohibiting /Cj/ sequences (or more generally, any sequence of nonsyllabic segments).
As we noted above in Section 3.1 the preponderance of (10c) examples over (10b) is simply indicative of the fact that many assibilating languages like the ones discussed below ban Cj sequences.