fortition

fortition
/fawr tish"euhn/, n.
1. Phonet. a phonological process that strengthens consonant articulation at the beginnings of syllables, causing devoicing or the formation of stops.
2. Ling. a type of Celtic mutation that derives historically from phonological fortition.
[FORT(IS) + -ITION, on the model of LENITION]

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