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lenis

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Pronunciation: /ˈlɛnɪs
 
, ˈleɪnɪs
 
, ˈliːnɪs
 
/

Definition of lenis in English:

adjective

Phonetics
(Of a consonant, especially a voiced consonant) weakly articulated, especially denoting the less or least strongly articulated of two or more similar consonants. The opposite of fortis.

Origin

early 20th century: from Latin, literally 'mild, gentle'.

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