Ling 110 Week 6-7
Assibilation in Past Participle Stems
Assibilation: the conversion of a sound into
tt–> ss. When Latin had a root ending in d or
t the combination of these consonants with the
Past Participle t formed an ss sequence.
sed + t –>tt (Assimilation) –> ss
Sibilants: any one of the sounds s, z, ∫(orthographic sh) t∫
(the sounds in church) and (the sound in measure).
Degemination in Past Participle Ste
The loss of one of the identical pair of
consonants (geminates) i