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insert a sibilant sound before or after (another sound)

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change into a sibilant

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Since Plains Cree has no /d/ that could potentially assibilate we classify it as a Type A language.
But none of the latter languages underwent assibilation, which leads us to the conclusion that the change of *d to [r] preceded assibilation, and therefore the Choiseul languages had no /d/ to assibilate.
Although Lahu (see [27b]) is one of the few languages in which labials assibilate (recall Section 2), this language has no process of assibilation in which the input is a coronal stop (Matisoff 1982).
44) Language type Type E' Ranking *tj >> {*ti, *dj} >> Ident-stri >> *di Effect t, d assibilate before j; t assibilates before i
The effects of the rule can be observed in the third column, in which it is shown that /t/ assibilates to the affricate [ts] when it bears the plural marker of secondary palatalization and that /d/ spirantizes to [z] in the same context.
In Taiof /t/ assibilates to [ts] before /i/ and /d/ to [dz] before /i u/, with an optional posteriorization to [t[?
Type C languages (in which /t/ assibilates before /i/ and (if present) /j/) are listed in (19).
Hittite [19a] and Dutch [19b]) /t/ assibilates before /i/, but /j/ either does not occur at all or it does exist but it never surfaces after /t/ (as in 10c).