Persevatory assimilation

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Persevatory assimilation is a process of assimilation, it is also called 'carry-over assimilation' or 'progressive assimilation'.


In the Dutch word 'ontzettend', /z/ is pronounced as /s/ because of the voicelessness of the preceding segment: the voicelessness perseveres, or carries over, from /t/ to the next segment /z/.


Utrecht Lexicon of Linguistics